Presentation made to Edith and Hardwicke in the Parish Room at St Kentigern’s in recognition of their role in setting up and managing the Keswick School of Industrial Arts (24 January).

Hardwicke ill with influenza (February).

As part of his support for the Smoke Abatement Movement, Hardwicke publishes an article, ‘Sunlight or Smoke’, in the Contemporary Review (April).

Sees Tennyson for the last time when he visits the poet at Farringford, Isle of Wight (Spring).

Keswick May-Day celebrations (1 May)

Hardwicke attends the opening in Birmingham of the ‘Home Arts and Industries Exhibition’ (5 June).

Hardwicke chairs a meeting of the Keswick branch of the St John’s Ambulance (9 June).

Hardwicke visits Tennyson at his home, Farringford House, in Freshwater, Isle of Wight (mid-June).

Edith and Hardwicke attend the annual meeting of the Helvellyn Shepherds held on Stybarrow Dodd (22 July).

Hardwicke attends the annual inspection of the Keswick Rifle Volunteers (2 August).

A Coach Drive at the Lakes is published as a book (August).

A meeting is held in the Drill Hall, Keswick, attended by the Archbishop of York, to raise funds for a new building for the KSIA (12 September).

Hardwicke attends the ceremony to commemorate the One Hundredth Anniversary of the opening of the Liverpool School for the Indigent Blind (24 October).

Publication of Hardwicke’s book, Poems, Ballads, and Bucolics (November).

Represents Cumberland County Council as a delegate at the ‘Technical and Intermediate Education Conference’ in London (6 December).

Hardwicke falls seriously ill while visiting friends in Watford (mid-December).


Hardwicke’s illness forces him to cancel all meetings. He leaves, via the overland route, on a recuperative trip to Egypt (22 January). Visits Cairo and then goes up the Nile. He returns to London (22 April).

Hardwicke is admitted as an Associate of the Institute of Journalists (21 February) and elected to the Committee of the Keswick Literary & Scientific Society (6 April).

Elected Alderman at a meeting of the Cumberland County Council (6 May).

Memorial to ‘Gough and His Dog’, financed by Hardwicke and Miss Frances Power Cobbe, erected on Helvellyn (late-June).

A two-week ‘Migratory Diary School’ is opened in Keswick, an initiative in which Hardwicke has been heavily involved (4 July).

Hardwicke is elected Chairman of the Cumberland County Council Highways Committee (21 July)

Re-roofing and re-leading of St Kentigern’s Church completed (July).

Edith and Hardwicke attend the Grasmere Sports (20 August).

Edith and Hardwicke attend a meeting to establish a ‘Ladies’ Council of Education in Cumberland’. Edith is elected a representative for Keswick. The Council hold its first meeting (28 September).

Harvest Festival in St Kentigern’s (4 October).

Bishop Harvey Goodwin dies (25 November). His funeral and burial take place at St Kentigern’s with a special hymn written by Hardwicke (28 November).


Edith and Hardwicke take a week’s holiday in Seascale (April) to help him recover from his illness. Continuing his recuperation, they travel to Switzerland (2 May) returning on 2 July.

Catherine, Hardwicke’s mother, dies (20 May). He is unable to attend her funeral in Halton Holgate (22 May) because of his absence in Switzerland.

The Memorial Cross to Edward and Joseph Hawell, two local shepherds and breeders of Herdwick sheep, erected on Skiddaw (19 July). A verse by Hardwicke is inscribed on the Cross.

Planning begins for the new Keswick School of Industrial Arts building (August).

Death of Richard Lewis Nettleship, Hardwicke’s friend from Uppingham and Balliol. (25 August)

Hardwicke conducts the wedding ceremony of his cousin, Anne Adelaide Burnside, at St John’s, Paddington, London (31 August).

Tennyson dies (6 October). The pall for his coffin is made at the Keswick School of Industrial Arts. Edith and Hardwicke accompany the coffin from Aldworth to London, and attend his burial at Westminster Abbey (12 October).

Edith and Hardwicke attend the unveiling of a statue of Edward Thring at Uppingham (1 November).

Hardwicke’s record of his travels to Egypt the previous year are published under the title, Notes for the Nile, Together with a Metrical Rendering of the Hymns of Ancient Egypt and of the Precepts of Ptah-Hotep.

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