Borrovians are invited to join us for our annual Christmas lunch at the Hereford Arms, Brompton, London, at 1 p.m. You do need to let Trish know you’re coming (and get the £10 deposit to her). John Hentges will be performing his dialogue “Borrow Resuscitated”, they’ll be lots of friendly chat, a good meal, and 22 Hereford Square, the house George Borrow lived in for fourteen years is directly opposite. More details on our Christmas 2016 page.
Currently being discussed is a weekend event in the northern part of Norfolk, visiting places Borrow knew etc. It would need to be out of holiday season (or accommodation will be scarce and ruinously expensive), and might be centered on Cromer. More details later as plans are firmed up.
Again, there’s discussion about a weekend in Cornwall, where Borrow’s family originated and where Borrow made a visit to his relations at Penquite in Christmas 1853, resulting in a mini Wild Cornwall.
Our member Clive Wilkins-Jones is currently writing a book on Lucy Brightwell, a friend of George Borrow, and it’s hoped this will be published in the coming months. The George Borrow Trust is sponsoring the work.
Members who gathered for the social meeting in London will have heard Clive give a talk about Lucy and the book promises to be very interesting.