Thomas Hardy and Upwey

Another lockdown project completed and published. This one examines in depth the relationship between the great writer Thomas Hardy and Upwey, a village in Dorset between Dorchester and Weymouth, now absorbed into the latter.

Thomas Hardy had close relatives who lived in Upwey, and the main focus of these seems to have been The Royal Standard public house and nearby buildings. Thomas Hardy also used locations in and around the village in his writings, including Under the Greenwood Tree (The Old Ship Inn) and The Trumpet Major. I also discovered that Thomas Hardy visited The Wishing Well at Upwey.

I was unable to come across any earlier examination of Thomas Hardy’s paternal aunts in Upwey, so this may be the first publication of this kind.

The link to the full article is no longer available as it now forms part of a book.

Please click the image to view the book on Amazon

The Old Ship, Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset
The Royal Standard, Upwey, Weymouth, Dorset
Upwey Wishing Well, Upwey, Dorset

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