Friday, February 23, 2007

Richard Jefferies and Alfred Williams

Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) and Alfred Williams (1877-1930) were two Swindon poets and writers who, still today, remain relatively unknown outside their home county of Wiltshire. They were men who shared a love of the local countryside and especially a love of the Downs close to their home town. There are commemorative plaques to both men on the Wiltshire section of the Ridgeway and their poems and prose ring with a love of the area.

Examples of Richard Jefferies and Alfred Williams' writings can be found on the following pages, or follow the link to the Richard Jefferies Society at

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