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Several hundred members belong to The Kilvert Society, united by their appreciation of the remarkable Diary of Francis Kilvert, who died in 1879 aged only 38.

Visits are arranged to places associated with the Diarist (Radnorshire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire, Bristol, Bath, London, Oxford, as well as Cornwall, Sussex and Lincolnshire) and in April a seminar and dinner is held the day after the annual meeting at the Bishop’s Palace in Hereford.

Membership brings the Journal, published twice a year, and a mid-year newsletter as well as the fellowship of the Society, the source of many lifelong friendships.

The full three-volume Kilvert’s Diary edited by William Plomer is available for sale from the Society. Boxed set in a slip case: price £60. Post free to UK members; £15 postage to UK non members. Postage rates overseas will vary.

The Society also published Who’s Who in Kilvert’s Diary, a companion volume for Diary readers. Price £10 + £4 p&p (£8 overseas) for members and non members.

The Society runs a postal lending library of pamphlets published in its 75 year history.

Publications enquiries via the Contacts page

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