…and turn behind the pigsty

There is a corner of old Huntingdonshire “when you leave the rough road and turn behind the pigsty, to the dull façade and the tombstone”, encapsulated in T.S.Eliot’s poem Little Gidding. It is a corner of quiet meditation and relaxation, where once there was a community, back in the early 17th century, founded by Nicholas Ferrar.

The spirit of that community lives on amongst a small band of enthusiasts today, and the upcoming T.S.Eliot Festival (July 7-8th) allows Ferrar House to throw open its doors and welcome a broad spectrum of visitors who come, not only in search of a deeper understanding of Eliot, but also a deeper understanding of one of the places that inspired him.

If you would like more information, click here, or email: eliotfestival@littlegidding.org.uk

…when you leave the rough road….

…and turn behind the pigsty (now bicycle shed!)….

…to the dull façade and the tombstone….


About Frank Burns

Looking for the extraordinary in the commonplace………taking the road less travelled……..striving for the ‘faculty of making happy chance discoveries’ in unremarkable circumstances. Click on the Personal Link below to visit my webpages.

Posted on May 14, 2012, in Aspects of Britain, Little Gidding and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Frank, How did a Mini convertible auto advert make it on your blog? Actually kinda liked the ad! Oh, alos like the blue tires on your 2 wheeled human powered vehicle.

    • Good question, Joe……..and the answer? Well, this blog site is free to people like me, but the price is having some advertising appear on your page (which you have no control over). And because I log in as an administrator, I don’t get to see it…….so I hope none of it is offensive!

      • I suspected such was the routine…Since adds pop up in so many places on the internet one hardly notices but Cooper Mini convertible ad did catch my eye since it was front and center directly at bottom of your entry. No problem!!

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