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Dandelion Fellowship - The Friends of Llewelyn Powys:

Posted Monday, July 9, 2007

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The Dandelion Fellowship - (The Friends of Llewelyn Powys)

The Dandelion Fellowship: Founding Principles:

Celebrating the life, work and philosophy of Llewelyn Powys (1884-1939) - one of England’s foremost freethinking authors, whom we believe to be an exemplar worthy of our primary philosophical and literary considerations.

The exceptional style and quality of his intuitively informed work forms the basis of both our study and our enjoyment, and we dedicate ourselves to the study and promotion of the principles reflected in his life, work and natural philosophy.


Membership is free and is open to all who subscribe to the above `founding principles’.

Meetings & Functions:

Members will be notified of meetings/functions, walks and visits to sites of interest which will take place normally during the summer months (April to October); it is planned to hold at least TWO such gatherings each year.


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The Dandelion Fellowship Newsletter will be printed and published whenever possible and sent by post to members. Contributions from members and non-members alike are welcome. Contact

Annual Gathering: - August 13th.

The Friends of Llewelyn Powys congregate each August 13th for the annual gathering at the Sailor’s Return in East Chaldon, Dorset at 12 noon.

After lunch those assembled walk from Chaldon up to the coastal path on top of Chaldon Down and wild flowers are laid on Llewelyn Powys’ Memorial Stone and a toast is drunk to his memory. Words are spoken.

This is in compliance with Llewelyn’s Last Will & Testament, discovered by John Batten in 1994 which specifically requested that:

`The sum of one hundred pounds be invested in trust, and the yearly interest paid to the nearest public house to Chydyok, with the provision that on 13th August each year, the interest be spent in free drinks for anybody who enters the tavern after seven o'clock in the evening’.

John Batten inaugurated and led the first of these `annual gatherings’ in 1995, and a nucleus of `the Friends of Llewelyn Powys’ continue what has since become a Powys tradition. The event is free and everyone is assured of a warm and friendly welcome. For more details contact:

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