Edward Thomas Fellowship
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The aims of the Edward Thomas Fellowship, how to become a member and details of the committee.


Aims The Fellowship was founded in 1980 and exists to:
  • perpetuate the memory of Edward Thomas and foster interest in his life and works conserve the countryside known to Edward Thomas and recorded in his writings keep people in touch with relevant happenings and arrange events which extend fellowship
  • keep members abreast of relevant literary matters
Achievements Since its foundation, the Fellowship has arranged or assisted with various events and activities including:
  • placing plaques on houses lived in by Edward Thomas
  • arranging recitals of Edward Thomas's poetry and prose writings and performances of Elected Friends, Lights Out and For You, Helen, dramatic works based on his life and influence
  • placing a seat below the memorial stone on the Shoulder of Mutton Hill near Steep, in memory of Rowland and Cherry Watson whose enthusiasm led to the dedication of the memorial to Edward Thomas in 1937
  • encouraging publishers to reprint editions of Edward Thomas's prose works
  • helping to institute in Poets Corner, Westminster Abbey, a memorial to Edward Thomas and 12 other poets of the First World War
  • helping various bodies, including the Imperial War Museum, to stage exhibitions
  • campaigning against proposed developments which have threatened to damage the countryside known and loved by Edward Thomas
  • leading walks around places associated with Edward Thomas
  • organising seminars, concerts and other events
  • publishing notecards and a CD
The Edward Thomas Fellowship is a member of the Alliance of Literary Societies and is affiliated to the Campaign to Protect Rural England.
Membership Membership of the Fellowship is open to anyone interested in the life and works of Edward Thomas. All members are sent a Newsletter twice a year and advised of forthcoming events and publications of significant interest. The Fellowship frequently organises seminars, visits and other events for its members. Everyone is welcome to join our Birthday and Autumn Walks each year, free of charge.

How to Join
The annual subscription, payable on 1st January, is £10.00 for individuals and £15.00 for couples or families living at the same address. Membership for subscribers joining after 1st October will continue through to the end of the following year. It is possible to pay subscriptions by standing order.

To join, print off and complete the membership application form, or write a letter, and mail it with payment, to Ian Morton, Hon. Membership Secretary, Edward Thomas Fellowship, 21 Verlands, Congresbury, Bristol, BS49 5BL.
The Committee

Joint Presidents:
Edna Longley and Michael Longley

Elected Committee Members:
Richard Emeny (Chairman), Colin Thornton (Hon. Secretary), Ian Morton (Hon. Membership Secretary), Larry Skillman (Hon. Treasurer), Guy Cuthbertson (Newsletter Editor), Martin Haggerty (Website Manager), David Gervais, Lucy Milner.

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Website launched 3rd March 1999.Most recently updated June 2013.
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