30th September 2013
Thomas Hardy began his working life as an architect and had a love and appreciation of historic buildings. In his novels and poetry Hardy showed a deep understanding of the traditional way of life in the west country and the manner in which it was being affected by the widespread changes taking place in British society in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Hardy worked hard to protect ancient buildings whether they were churches, houses or inns, from the 1860s onwards. After William Morris founded in 1877, Hardy became a very committed and active member of SPAB.
in 1877, Hardy became a very committed and active member of SPAB.