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May Hill

The Friends of the Dymock Poets

In the years leading up to the First World War, literary history was being made around the village of Dymock in the valley of the River Leadon.

Six poets were walking and talking, reading and writing here between May Hill in Gloucestershire and the Malvern Hills in Herefordshire.

They were:

Lascelles Abercrombie
Rupert Brooke
John Drinkwater
Robert Frost
Wilfrid Gibson
Edward Thomas

The Friends of the Dymock Poets celebrates the lives and work of these six poets and their relationship with the Dymock area.

This web site provides information on the Dymock Poets, their poetry, the history and activities of the Friends of the Dymock Poets, and the Dymock area.


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They Walked and Talked .....

A poetical DVD with poems written by the Dymock Poets,
recited and filmed through the year in breathtaking peaceful places
where The Poets walked and talked.

Rachel Plant – Senior Lecturer of Digital Film at the University of Gloucestershire – and Cate Luck – past Vice Chairman and Honorary Secretary of the Friends of the Dymock Poets – were very fortunate to have Sean Street – BBC broadcaster, poet, and writer – review their work:

“Poems sprinkled across the landscape, spoken not by actors, but by people who live in and know the area”

“They have somehow bottled the essence of it all”

“It is a beautiful, gentle film, like the corner of Britain it shows us”

“This film provides a witness that underlines the importance of preservation, both of place and reputation”

If you would like your own copy, please send your name and address
plus a cheque for £11 (£10 plus £1 p&p) made payable to Cate Luck to:
Cate Luck, 21 Bath Gate Place, Cirencester GL7 1ZJ.

Maybe a different and beautiful Christmas present?


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