What do all these people have in common?
Charles Darwin, Holman Hunt, Robert Browning, Samuel Wilberforce, Lewis Carroll, William Allingham, Anne Thackeray Ritchie, Gladstone, Garibaldi, Professor Jowett, Edward Lear, Longfellow, Millais, G.F.Watts, Ellen Terry, Prince Albert, Jenny Lind, Alfred Lord Tennyson, W.G.Ward, Julia Margaret Cameron, Henry Taylor, Cardinal Newman, William Makepeace Thackeray, Edward Fitzgerald.
They were all at Freshwater Bay on the Isle of Wight in the 1860's and 70's...
Rich literary and artistic pickings for a range of Home and Gift products, that aim to amuse and instruct. We hope you enjoy these little snippets of history, inspired by and created from some of Britain's most extraordinary luminaries who trod the same soil at an extraordinary time and place.
Is there no-one Commonplace here? Said Anne Thackeray Ritchie when her father William Makepeace brought her to the Bay.
As true today, as it has always been- by plundering this rich cultural heritage- we've found it rather comforting to quote-
(SOME THINGS NEVER CHANGE!)