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Alice Buckton and John ‘Jack’ Cheape – Chalice Well 1914/1916

In her first few years at Chalice Well Alice Buckton was establishing her training school aimed at providing hospitality and education for women and pilgrims. Operating from the large building recently vacated by the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart she renamed the building ‘Chalice Well Training College for Women and Pilgrims Hostel’. It allowed for[…]Read more…

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Extract from 1907 ‘A Masque’ written by Alice Buckton called ‘The Garden of Many Waters’

The words are spoken by The Spirit of the Hour who is dressed in white and silver tunic, sandals, with small wings sprouting on his shoulders, bearing a gold wand. Spirit (coming forward): Far have I travelled in the heavenly space On idle, happy wings; and set my foot On many a planet of those[…]Read more…