It is what I think Octavia Hill
, who founded the National Trust, would have done if she was still around to influence our direction.
The great achievement of Rawnsly and Octavia Hill
, was to usher in the establishment of the National Trust in 1895 as an effective non-profit agency acting as a check on undisciplined boosterism in the Lake District.
For example, you could type "Octavia Hill
" OR "Hill Octavia" Wisbech OR Cambridgeshire OR Cambs.
This will initiate a search for anything that mentions either Octavia Hill
or Hill Octavia and any of those locations.
John shook his head: "-at's not smoke, mate," he replied, and they followed it down Octavia Hill
Road - to the railings of Ford Cemetery, where the dark vaporous thing snaked through a gap in the railings and went into the forest of gravestones.
"These awards are all about recognising that energy and showing that the legacy and spirit of Octavia Hill
is alive and well in how we value our green places as a nation."
One of them is Octavia Hill
, who died 100 years ago this year.
While most of the book focuses on literary sources, one chapter on Samuel Barnett, Octavia Hill
, and the London slums gives the rest a clear historical context.
National Trust founder Octavia Hill
thought the country should be protected, "for the enjoyment, refreshment, and rest, of those who have no country house".
Miss Octavia Hill
, Sir Robert Hunter and Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley set up the Trust to act as a guardian for the nation in the acquisition and protection of threatened coastline, countryside and buildings.