Monday, 28 September 2015

Haslemere Walking Festival - Peasant Walk 26th Sept

We had a lovely walk on Saturday as part of the first Haslemere Walking Festival.  It was a warm and sunny Indian Summer day.  Numbers were limited to 20, but with only 4 people booked(!) that was not a problem.  In the end there were 8 of us which was a fantastic number as everyone was talking to each other, and much better than a large crowd!  Perhaps I will do another walk with such intimate numbers again in the future after all...

Sarah Tyssen, the talented weaver of The Weaving House, helped the subject come alive as she set out two tables on Kings Road of old photographs, copies of The Vineyard, arts and crafts books containing photographs of the Haslemere Peasant Industries and even some homegrown grapes, all exhibited on top of her wonderful woven rugs.  Sarah's website is here.

Outside the Weaving House,
Haslemere Walking Festival 2015

It was also nice to admire the new Blue Plaque at Green Bushes, following it's unveiling two week's previous.   There is a write up of the plaque on the Haslemere Society website here.  I will have to share more details of the blue plaque in another post.

Blue Plaque unveiling,
Haslemere Herald, 18 September 2015
Green Bushes Weaving House,
Blue Plaque, awarded September 2015

Thank you to those who came along for the walk.  It was good talking to you all.

Walk leaflet, Haslemere Walking Festival 2015

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Haslemere Walking Festival - Peasant Arts walk - Saturday 26th September

I am taking part in the first Haslemere Walking Festival which is taking place next weekend.  I am doing my Peasant Arts walk, which is around the outside (note: not the inside!) of the Haslemere Peasant Arts buildings on Kings Road, Foundry Lane and Longdene Road.

Haslemere Walking Festival 2015

I am not planning on doing any further Peasant Arts walks. I am all "walked out", so I am thinking that this is my last Peasant Arts walk.  It would be lovely to have some interested people to talk to about our interesting Peasant Arts heritage.

The vitals!

The booking form and e-mail details are available here.

The Weaving House, Kings Road
from The Craftsman, January 1902

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Maude Egerton King's second grave stone and her neighbours

Thanks to a very helpful volunteer of St Bartholomew's Church, I have found a lot more out about Maude Egerton King's position in St Bartholomew's Cemetery following on from my previous post.   This included the very unexpected outcome that Maude's grave marker that I had found previously was not actually in the correct place, and that there was another gravestone for Maude hidden in the overgrowth nearby.

Maude Egerton King's grave, St Bartholomew's Cemetery,

Maude's wooden grave marker had been propped up against her brother, William Egerton Hine's gravestone at location S14.  However Maude's grave was actually one row in front of her brother, at T14.   It would appear that a new grave stone was erected when Maude and Joseph King's only child, Katharine King, died in 1976 and she was buried with her mother.

Maude Egerton King and Katharine King's grave,
St Bartholomew's Cemetery, Haslemere
Sadly the actual grave is so overgrown that the stone cannot be easily seen.  There is quite a crop blackberries.  

Maude Egerton King's grave, St Bartholomew's Cemetery,

Maude has a number of friends to keep her company in the cemetery:
Looking from Godfrey Blount's unmarked grave, to his
sister Mary Catherine Blount's grave and
beyond to Elizabeth Mary Hine and Gertrude Mary With's grave,
St Bartholomew's cemetery, Haslemere
  • diagonally opposite her and next to Maude's brother William Egerton Hine and his wife Edith (at T14) is Phoebe MacDonald, the wife of Greville MacDonald (at T15).  Phoebe also died in 1927.  There is no marker on her grave.
  • her sister Elizabeth Mary Hine is buried earlier in the cemetery at O10.  Elizabeth died in 1922 in Hambledon.  In probate she left "effects of £443 19s 11d of Green Bushes, Haslemere probate to Maude Egerton King".  Elizabeth shares the grave with her sister, Gertrude Mary With (nee Hine) who died in 1946 in Hampshire
  • her brother-in-law Godfrey Blount is buried in an unmarked grave at sister Ethel Blount (nee Hine) is buried at M8, a few rows in front of Maude's sisters.  Here also lie the ashes of "Leslie 1958", I am not sure who that is?
  • at N7, a plot directly opposite Elizabeth and Gertrude, lies Mary Catherine Blount (1853-1917?), Godfrey Blount's sister
    Elizabeth Mary Hine and
    Gertrude Mary With's
    Mary Catherine Blount's grave

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