Jennifer sent me this trio of pictures celebrating William Barnes, the Dorset Poet. The are: the church at Winterbourne Came, “a small dispersed settlement and civil parish in the county of Dorset” (so says Wikipedia). Whitcombe church, scene of his early services. And Winterborne Came rectory, his home until his death in 1886.
Here’s more about William Barnes, including some of his poetry.
I enjoyed that this postcard was made in 1991. Getting a 31-year-old postcard in the mail is one of the reasons I enjoy Postcrossing. Also, Jennifer let me know that her daughter popped in for a surprise visit from Australia and that she hadn’t seen her for years. So that was fun.
As were the stamps!