New Information on Lewis Carroll's Daresbury
Pamela Harbutt, who carried out research in the archives to discover more about the Daresbury area during Lewis Carroll’s time in Cheshire, has published a book of her findings. Her book, pictured left is subtitled ‘An Investigation into the History of the Old Parsonage, Newton-by-Daresbury, Cheshire,’ and was published to coincide with the opening of the Lewis Carroll Centre at the church in March 2012.
It is a good read for all Carrollians and illustrates how the site of the parsonage was idyllic but in the wrong place for the incumbent and how this strange situation came about. The question of what happened to destroy the old parsonage remains, unfortunately, unanswered!
The booklet is forty pages (not 42 as might be expected in anything to do with Lewis Carroll!). It is well researched and well set out.
As of August 2020:-
Copies are available from Daresbury Church priced at £7.99. However during these 'lockdown' times the church shop is not often open and you might be better to buy a copy through the author and she is willing to offer a reduced price for bulk purchases. Her address is:-
Pamela Harbutt, Hillside Studio, St Chloe Lane, Amberley, Glos GL5 5AS
Phone: 07968 791690 Email: email@example.com