Fundraising Launch

Coleridge Weekend, October 20-22, 2017

Main pictures from the Friday afternoon and evening sessions at St Mary’s Church. There are also three pictures from Saturday’s Coleridge Anniversary lunch at the Tumbling Weir Hotel. With thanks to Phyllis for all photos. Clicking on images will enlarge for viewing:

Laurie Palmer as Samuel Taylor Coleridge outside church, taking in the ambience before his reading of ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’






King’s School students who read – wonderfully – STC poems: with their teacher Alison Argent-Wenz, and Coleridge

Laurie with STC ‘demo’ maquette and model of church

Laurie in beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church for the day’s readings

Laurie delivering a dramatic reading

King’s School readers with Alison and John Pilsworth, CMT Chair

Left to right: Richard Coleridge, Laurie Palmer, Sam Coleridge

Rosemary Coleridge Middleton

Samuel Taylor and Lord Coleridge

‘Demo’ maquette

Javeria Coleridge and John Pilsworth, Coleridge Memorial Trust Chair, begin proceedings for an excellent evening celebrating the life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and to launch fundraising for the STC memorial statue.

Ian Enters, Trustee of the Friends of Coleridge, presents his excellent talk.

Nicholas Dimbleby, memorial statue sculptor, entertains and informs.

Oscar Pearson, BBC Channel Islands and former student at King’s School where STC also attended in his youth, delivers an illustrated talk on the early life of Samuel in Ottery and the work of the Coleridge Memorial Trust. He also reads ‘Kubla Khan’.

From left: Ian Enters, John Pilsworth, Oscar Pearson, Nicholas Dimbleby

On the 21st October, STC’s birthday, at the Tumbling Weir lunch, Justin Sheppard, Chair of the Coleridge Society (The Friends of Coleridge) delivers his talk titled ‘Coleridge and Kubla Khan’.

Sam Coleridge, one of many happy diners at the Tumbling Weir lunch, organised by Robert Neal – Ottery St Mary Heritage Society.

Some of the other happy diners at the Tumbling Weir Coleridge lunch, Robert Neal far right.



















































































































Sunday morning’s Coleridge Link walk, led by Sam Coleridge, setting off: