Category Archives: Combe Florey

Waugh Graves (More)

A newspaper website called This is the West Country (made up of local papers including the Taunton Star, the Bridgwater Mercury, and the Somerset County Gazette) carries a story with additional details of the problems arising from permissions to repair … Continue reading

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More News on Waugh Graves

The Times newspaper today carries a story by David Sanderson about the problem arising from the siting of the Waugh family graves. As noted in a previous post, the graves are situated in a ha-ha which stands between Waugh’s former house and … Continue reading

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BBC to Mark Waugh Anniversary

BBC Radio 3 has announced a broadcast next week to mark the 50th anniversary of Evelyn Waugh’s death on Easter Day in 1966 . This will be a 45 minute episode of their programme Free Thinking. Here are the details: Matthew … Continue reading

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Waugh Family Urge Reinterment in Combe Florey Churchyard

The Spectator carries an article by Evelyn Waugh’s youngest son, Septimus, urging that the graves of his father, mother and sister be moved a few feet into the churchyard at Combe Florey: Fifty years have passed since the death of … Continue reading

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Waugh Family Portrait Posted

A photographic portrait of the Waugh family has been posted on the internet. This is a color photograph by Mark Gerson taken in front of the house at Combe Florey. The posting is on a site apparently sponsored by the National … Continue reading

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Visit to Combe Florey

A West Country blogger (Hasenschneck, which, I think, means rabbit-snail in German) has posted several photos with narrative of a recent visit to Waugh’s house and grave at the village of Combe Florey. The entry is entitled “By Special Request” and … Continue reading

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Alexander Waugh to Speak on Combe Florey

The University of Leicester has announced a lecture by Alexander Waugh on Evelyn Waugh’s views on the English country house, with particular reference to his own house, Combe Florey, in Somerset. The talk is open to the public (ÂŁ3 admission) … Continue reading

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“Isn’t it true that the only liquid Americans drink is ice water?”

Dave Wood, of the (Wisconsin) River Falls Journal, considers Evelyn Waugh and recalls a story told him by the Roman Catholic American author and sometime Waugh houseguest J. F. Powers.

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Third Evelyn Waugh Conference concludes

The Society's third Evelyn Waugh Conference, held at Downside Abbey and School in Somerset, England, concluded on August 19th. The conference schedule included papers by eminent Waugh researchers Donat Gallagher, Robert Murray Davis, and Ann Pasternak Slater, and presentations by … Continue reading

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