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John Ruskin


The Town
The Beginnings
The Name
The Port
Roads & Railway

Historical People
John Ruskin
Fanny Talbot
Auguste Guyard
Major H.W. Tilman
Harold Godfrey Lowe
W. W. Greener

Historical Events
Bronze Bell Wreck
Battle of Barmouth

Miscellaneous
Barmouth Milestones
Old Newspaper Report

Acknowledgements

John Ruskin, author, art critic and philanthropist created the 'Guild of St. George' which had the aim of founding agrarian communities and the support and education of rural men and women. His work inspired Mrs. Fanny Talbot to fund a project in Barmouth based on his ideas.

Auguste Guyard lived in one of the houses donated by Fanny Talbot and contibuted his time and expertise to helping the people in his community.

Much has been written about John Ruskin. Other's have done a much better job than I ever could. The following reference is quite detailed and is a testimony to John Ruskin's talents. Not much is said about Ruskin's social experiments in this particular text but mention is made in the chronology. See the HTML version of the first chapter of John Ruskin (A volume originally published in 1985 by Oxford University Press in its Past Masters series) from George P. Landow, Professor of English and Art History, Brown University.

Acknowledgements

My thanks go to Mr. Bryn Jones of Barmouth who kindly invited me into his home in Rock Gardens Terrace and gave me a tour of the terraced gardens that Auguste Guyard tended. Mr Jones gave me a copy of the book entitled "Ruskin's Social Experiment at Barmouth" by Blanche Atkinson (Illustrated by A.J. Hewins, a previous tenant of Rock Gardens Terrace). I plan to add material to this page at a later date with the information derived from this book .


John Pugh
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Revised: July 30th, 2004 .
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