Farringford News, Events and Blogs

We will bring you news on the House, upcoming events and insights into the works of Tennyson.

Tennyson and Longfellow - Poets of their Time

Sentimentality was a key genre for establishing much of what we take for granted in poetry and literature today…

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Tennyson and Longfellow - Poets of their Time Posted: 18 May 2020

Crossing the Bar

"Crossing the Bar" is one of Tennyson's most famous poems. It is often read at funerals and memoria…

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Crossing the BarPosted: 18 May 2020

Tennyson and Modernism

T.S. Eliot and Tennyson are frequently cited as two poets whose style and subjects totally differ from each other ...…

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Tennyson and ModernismPosted: 07 May 2020

Writers on the Isle of Wight

She thinks of nothing but the Isle of Wight, and she calls it the Island, as if there were no other island in the world.…

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Writers on the Isle of WightPosted: 04 May 2020

Freshwater Churches

There are two fine old churches in Freshwater; St Agnes Church at Freshwater Bay and All Saints' Church in the old part of Freshwater close to The Causway…

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Freshwater ChurchesPosted: 22 Apr 2020

Coronavirus and Farringford

In light of government advice on COVID-19, we have decided that the house and gardens will be closed until further notice. …

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Coronavirus and FarringfordPosted: 20 Mar 2020

6 Fun Things To Do In The West Wight At Half Term

Have you just realised that it is half term next week and are frantically wondering how to entertain the children? Try these six things to do this half term.…

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6 Fun Things To Do In The West Wight At Half TermPosted: 13 Feb 2020

Historic Houses Restoration Award

Farringford achieved 'Highly Commended’ in the recent Historic Houses Restorations Awards which celebrates remarkable restoration work. …

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Historic Houses Restoration AwardPosted: 23 Jan 2020

Sustainable Travel Gold Award for Farringford

Farringford Estate and holiday cottages at Freshwater recently achieved the gold level in the Green Star sustainable travel scheme.…

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Sustainable Travel Gold Award for Farringford Posted: 14 Jan 2020

Christmas on the Isle of Wight

Immerse yourself into the Christmas spirit. Christmas events on the Isle of Wight start from the end of November.…

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Christmas on the Isle of WightPosted: 25 Nov 2019

Speculation, Business and Risk in Gaskell, Tennyson and Dickens

Financial risk overshadows the writing of Victorian England, and in particular three of its most famous writers: Elizabeth Gaskell, Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Charles Dickens. …

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Speculation, Business and Risk in Gaskell, Tennyson and Dickens Posted: 20 Nov 2019

Radiohead

Thom Yorke of Radiohead is known for his erudite lyrics, many of which contain poetic references from Robert Frost, William Blake and Alfred Lord Tennyson…

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RadioheadPosted: 21 Oct 2019
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