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"Nelson's Heritage Walk Has Moved"

Compiled for the benefit of Warwickians and others by Anthony James Leahy

 

Guy's Ciff House 1899 (Alfred Barnard - Round About Warwick)

 

One mile from Warwick is Guys cliff, a spot which has formed a theme for admiration from earliest times. Leland, Dugdale, Fuller and Drayton have enthusiastically spoken of its glories; but who that ever saw it could adequately describe its avenue of majestic cedars, its caves, its rocks, its walks, its tranquillity and the beauty of the river!

 

"Here aged trees cathedral walks compose" Cowper.

 

Near to the present mansion, built by the Greathead family, stands the ancient chapel built in the reign of Henry VI by Richard Beauchamp, who erected therein a colossal statue of Guy, the goodly knight whose deeds have been chanted by Chaucer, Shakespeare, Drayton, and a host of others. The latter thus sings:-

 

"Tow'rds Warwick with her train as Avon trips along,

to Guy-cliff being come, her nymphs thus bravely sang to thee,

renowned knight, continued praise we owe."

 

There is also Guy's Well and Guy's Cave, also an old mill on a site noticed in the time of the Conquest. What a dainty place the mill of Guy's Cliff is! Never was such a mill seen before. Picture to yourself a long building shaped in the quaintest fashion, with a recessed open gallery by pillars running along the whole front, a water-wheel at each end, with a road-way in front, separated from the river by a wall of unhewn stones, and you have the mill before you. Altogether, Guy's Cliff is one of the very loveliest that can anywhere be found.

 

This cliff was the solitary retreat for some years of the celebrated Guy, Earl of Warwick, and contains the cave hewn in the rock near the bend of the river in which he is said to have lived in retirement and devotion, and where he was buried. Tradition says, Guy assumed the disguise of a hermit, and daily visited the castle in which his Countess resided ignorant of his destiny, to whom he made himself known only a few days before his death. The Avon winds beautifully around the base of the cliff and through the grounds, which abound with shady groves and other charming objects of rural scenery.

 

The Saxon Mill 1899 (Alfred Barnard - Round About Warwick)

 

 

 

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Compiled for the benefit of Warwickians and Others by Anthony James Leahy

Rediscovering the Gelatine Factory

Introduction

 

The Gelatine Factory

A comprehensive account 1899

from Round About Warwick

 

George Nelson

 

 

Nelson's Emscote Mills 2009

 

 

T B Dale

 

Charles Nelson

 

The Nelson Brothers

 

William Nelson

 

George H Nelson

 

Sir E Montague Nelson

Charles Nelson's

Cement Works at Stockton

 

A Visit to

Messrs. G. Nelson, Dale & Co. 1880

 

 

Nelson Works

Tomoana New Zealand

 

Guy Montague Nelson

Nelson Village

Charles St, Warwick

 

The Lawn at Emscote

 

Nelson's Lozenges

 packaging & adds

Nelson's Club

Isinglass Wars

Swinborne v Nelson

 

Nelson's 1950's

Warwick Advertiser account 1953

 

 

Descendants of George Nelson

 

George Wyatt A city trade jubilee

 

 

Nelson's Heritage Walk

 

Gelatine and its uses

 

Davis Gelatine

 

Home Comforts

 

Mary Hooper

 

 

Mary Hooper Letters

 Mary Hooper Book Collection

 

Nelson's Home Comforts

Mary Hooper

 

Wives and Housewives

Mary Hooper

 

Little Dinners

Mary Hooper

 

Cookery for Invalids

Mary Hooper

 

Every Day Meals

Mary Hooper

 

Hints on Cookery

Mary Hooper

Good Plain Cookery

Mary Hooper

 

Handbook for the

Breakfast Table

Mary Hooper

 

Weekly Telegraph

Cookery Book

Mary Hooper

Our Dog Prin

Mary Hooper

Ways & Tricks of Animals

Mary Hooper

 

Lily's Letters from the Farm

Mary Hooper

Charles Wentworth Wass

Round About Warwick

Walter Nelson

Fleur De Lys

The Pie Factory at Emscote

  Randolph Turpin

 

Cookery & Home Comforts

Mrs Wigley

 

Byron Accused

 

 
         

 

Poetry

Anthony Leahy

 

Paintings

Anthony Leahy

 

Art & Photography

Anthony Leahy

 

A Major Arcana

Kathleen Forrest

 

The Drumroom

Anthony Leahy

 

 

 A Walk in Warwick

 

 

 

 

 

Book Wanted Handbook For The Breakfast Table

Book Wanted Wives and Housewives A Story For The Times

 

3 The Butts

 

 

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