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Victoria George

Artist and Pyrographer

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All of my wildlife plaques are now on display  for sale at
John Clare Cottage in Helpston
(situated in glorious countryside between Stamford and Peterborough)  
 
 
 Widely regarded as one of the greatest of the English poets, John Clare lived in the village of Helpston for his first forty years from 1793 until 1832. His biographer Jonathan Bate states that Clare was "the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self".

The John Clare Trust purchased John Clare Cottage in 2005, preserving it for future generations. The Cottage has been restored, using traditional building methods, to create a centre where people can learn about John Clare, his works, how rural people lived in the early 19th century and also gain an understanding of the environment

The Cottage contains examples of his work together with information about his life. Some of the rooms have been returned to the style that would have been found in cottages in the early 19th century in rural England. The gardens have been redesigned and planted with varieties which would have been seen in Clare’s time.

 

The Cottage shop specialises in John Clare books and local art and craft items. There is also a lovely cafe