Welcome to our first blog of our week-long journey along the Coleridge Way.

I was fortunate enough to be given a private tour of Coleridge’s Cottage here in Nether Stowey by Ian Faris, a volunteer at the Cottage and a keen Coleridge devotee. Each week, Ian dons the guise of James Walsh, the Government spy who resided in Stowey to keep tabs on Wordsworth and Coleridge and their revolutionary ideas.

The Cottage, although small, is crammed full of Coleridge memorabilia and you can imagine that you have been transported back to 1797 to take a peek at the daily lives of Sam and Sarah Coleridge.

However, why not let Mr Walsh tell you in his own words….

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