Author Jeff Towns discusses his book Edward Thomas and Wales before a live audience at Petersfield Museum with extracts read by Ceri Murphy.

Hear how a poet held so dear to us in Petersfield was influenced in his life and his prolific writing by his connection to Wales.

The topography, landscape history folklore and language of Wales all affected Thomas and his work as you’ll discover in this illustrated talk recorded at Petersfield Museum.

After the talk you’ll hear reaction from audience members Linda Tipple, Hugh Davie and Kate Wilson.

The Edward Thomas Fellowship

If you want to explore the work and life of Edward Thomas further, and deepen your understanding of his connections with the Petersfield area you can join the Edward Thomas Fellowship.

Every March the group organises a Birthday Walk for members, their friends and families.

You can find out more about the Fellowship at

The Edward Thomas Study Centre at Petersfield Museum

You can read an extensive range of books by and about Edward Thomas at Petersfield Museum.

The Edward Thomas Study Centre houses books collected by the late Tim Wilton-Steer including rare early editions of some works.

Contact the museum at to make an appointment. There is no additional charge to consult the collection.

Memorial stone and seat

Climb the Hangers above Steep village to find the Edward Thomas memorial stone on the Shoulder of Mutton Hill.

You’ll be rewarded with a welcome rest on a seat provided by the Edward Thomas Fellowship.

More talks at Petersfield Museum

This is one of a series of talks organised by the museum. You can find out more about them at