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Happy Birthday Leonard Woolf     –    25th November 2017DSCN3231.JPG

If you get even a little way below the surface, you find that no one is an ordinary person.    Growing 1904-1911


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                                     25th January 2017          Happy Birthday Virginia Woolf


When I remember how, owing to her health, Virginia always had to restrict her daily writing to a few hours and often had to give up writing for weeks or even months, how slowly she wrote and how persistently she revised and worked over what she had written before she published it, I am amazed that she had written and published seventeen books before she died.  This is more surprising because none of these books had been written before the age of 30.

Leonard Woolf.



Happy Birthday, Leonard Woolf:  25th November 2016

If you know what you want,
it is not very hard to find
the means of getting it….
the muddle and failure of the world
is from people having a vague and random
conception of what they want.

Leonard Woolf : Sowing 1880-




Frome Heritage Museum has today [15th May 2015] presented a display of the Woolf Plaque Supporters’ archive containing:

1.  Book of Sponsors, in which all the donors are listed together with photographs taken at the unveiling of the plaque and the reception afterwards
2. A booklet setting out the background of the plaque
3. A copy of the speech delivered by Mr Cecil Woolf before he unveiled the plaque
4. Ceylon Bloomsbury Group pamphlet
5. Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain pamphlet
6. Monograph by Dr Jean Moorcroft Wilson entitled “Leonard Woolf: Pivot or Outsider of Bloomsbury.”

The Archive is available to view at:
Frome Heritage Museum, North Parade, Frome, BA11 1AT
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 2pm
31st March to 31st October.
Free Admission
Telephone no: 01373 454611


Many of you will have met Dr Jean Moorcroft Wilson at both the unveiling and the reception. Her keenly awaited biography “Edward Thomas: From Adlestrop to Arras” of this much loved writer, essayist and poet is due to be published by Bloomsbury on 21st May 2015.