2018 A.G.M. and songs with Jan and Doug

Following the A.G.M. Jan Bayliss and Doug Mclean played a selection of songs inspired by Will Harvey’s poems.

The photo shows Jan and Doug performing the Song of Minsterworth in Minsterworth Village Hall.

A Forest Offering

Recently the society produced a new edition of “Forest Offering” a collection of some of Will Harvey’s unpublished poems.

Copies are now available for a modest price for members of the society, use the form on the contact page to check availability.

Ducks chosen by York Notes for 2018-2019 year.

York Notes are used throughout the UK and are well established experts of teaching and learning resources.

They are known for excellence and are respected as approved educational text for all schools at all levels.

This year York  Notes have requested and included the poem, “Ducks” by FW Harvey for the year 2018/2019.
It was chosen as an example of English Poetry for children aged between 7 – 11 years. This was chosen as a SATs practice Reading Paper (page 19 – 21)

An image of the F W Society Logo
F W Society Logo

Walmore Hill School pupils F W Harvey window.

Pupils of Walmore Hill Primary School produce a superb F W Harvey inspired window.

Above: the window.

Walmore Hill Primary School pupils were inspired by F. W. Harvey’s poem Gloucestershire from Abroad to produce a Remembrance window at the school.

The inspiration for the window.
The inspiration for the window.


Walmore School - pane from the window
Walmore Hill School – pane from the window
Leaves and poppies in the Walmore Hill School window
Leaves, poppies and names in the Walmore Hill School window

Society working on new booklets for 2018.

The Society is currently working on production of new re-prints of “In Pillowell woods, and other poems” by F W Harvey – first published by Harris of Lydney  and “Forest Offering” – a collection of 17 F W Harvey poems originally produced by Frank Green who was headmaster of Viney Hill School.

These are both small collections of poems in pamphlet form that are now very hard to come by.

A photo of Rudge Brook in Pillowell Woods
Rudge Brook in Pillowell Woods