Connection: Modernism

Why go to Saint-Juliot? Thomas Hardy Meets Emma Gifford

Courtship in Cornwall In March 1870 Thomas Hardy came to St Juliot in north-west Cornwall as a 30-year-old trainee architect, with instructions to measure and survey a dilapidated 14th century church needing restoration. He was greeted at the rectory by Emma Gifford, who was living there with her sister Helen and her brother-in-law, the Rector… Read more »