05. July 2017 · Comments Off on Visit to Blake’s Cottage · Categories: Society News

Saturday 8 July 2017 from 2 pm to 4 pm
Blake’s Cottage, I Blake’s Road, Felpham, West Sussex PO22 7EB

After four centuries as a private dwelling, Blake’s Cottage was purchased and placed into charitable ownership in 2015. So this summer’s day – the day of the Felpham Village Summer Fête which takes place in the Old Vicarage Gardens beside the Cottage – is a good time to see the 17th Century Cottage – a home where William Blake and his wife Catherine lived for three peaceful yet turbulent years between 1800 and 1803.
‘Beneath our thatched roof of rusted gold’ William and Catherine created some extraordinary works including the visionary encounter with Milton and the words we now sing as ‘Jerusalem’. It was here also that the violent events unfolded that led to his trial for sedition.
The Trustees of the Blake Cottage Trust will be present to show you the initial architectural sketches for the restoration of the Cottage and talk about the plans for its economic future and visionary purpose.

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