Take a walk down this historic narrow foot passage in Surbiton. Will you meet the ghost of the beautiful young Lord Francis Villiers, killed in battle here in 1648.
Villiers Path runs between Hollyfield School and the back gardens of the houses in Cranes Park, coming out half way down Surbiton High Road. It is where Lord Francis Villiers died in a skirmish on Surbiton Common on 7th July 1648, in the latter part of the English Civil War,
Over hundreds of years, as Surbiton has changed and grown, the path has narrowed and become hemmed in. Where was the famous tree, engraved with a ‘V’, which marked the spot where the young and beautiful lord bravely defended himself until death?
Poetry and photography from Lucy Furlong.
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Villiers Path: Scalloped Time
Designed by Mel Hetherington
Published February 2017
16 printed pages,
Seethingography imprint chapbook 2
Price – £2
On Thursday 23rd February 2017 Lucy will be launching Villiers Path at the Futures Camarade, which is part of the Visual Poetry show at the Museum of Futures in Surbiton. The exhibition is being curated by S J Fowler, with assistance from creative writing students at Kingston University, and showcases a diverse range of artists and poets working across the boundaries of visual / textual art.
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