Today saw the official opening of Calne Heritage Centre's Coleridge Exhibition.
The Life and Times of Samuel Taylor Coleridge exhibition has been created by Calne Heritage Centre Curator, Sue Boddington and local historian Nick Baxter.
The exhibition details the life and times of Samuel Taylor Coleridge during his stay in Calne from 1814-16.
Coleridge was an English poet, literary critic, philosopher and theologian who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement. Between 1814 and 1816, Coleridge lived in Calne, where he rented rooms from a local surgeon, Mr Page, on Church Street, just opposite the entrance to the churchyard. A blue plaque marks the property today.
Speaking at the opening Sue Boddington said: " We've called the exhibition The Life and Times of Samuel Taylor Coleridge because we hope it demonstrates why we should celerate the fact he stayed in Calne. Not only for his own diverse talents but for the fact his circle of friends and acquaintances were some of the leading figures of the day.
The exhibition was officially opened today by Ian Enters and Terry Sackett from the Friends of Coleridge Society in Somerset and attended by the Calne Town Mayor.
It will run at the Calne Heritage Centre from 7th August to 29th September 2019.
Opening times are Wed to Sat 10.00-4.00 and Sunday 2.00 -4.00
Entry is free but donations are always very welcome.