Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Historic Rugby Today


 Rugby today is home to a charming set of folks -- about forty full time residents and more part-timers. As you might imagine, most of these folks are knowledgeable  and passionate about their community.

I was there as a speaker in Rugby's Appalachian Authors series, one of many events that take place during the year in this wonderful Victorian village.
 
My hosts, Jim (Wayfarin' Stranger) and Dorcas McBrayer, provided matchless Southern hospitality. Not only did they house and feed me, they hosted a party after my talk and I got to meet many of Rugby's delightful present day inhabitants. 

Jim and Dorcas also gave me a personalized tour (including the graveyard) where I 'met' many of the original colonists.

Of course I took lots of pictures -- too  many for one post. 

I'll be sharing them over the next few days -- the library, the print shop, the cemetery . . .

Many residences . . .

And I'll end the series with a visit to the house built for Rugby's founder -- 
parlor, bedroom, and kitchen with the furnishings of the period. 
 
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17 comments:

Ms. A said...

I can't wait for more!

Martin said...

Isn't it great that places like Rugby aren't left neglected. Three cheers for those who appreciate heritage and history.

Miss_Yves said...

I love this victorian style!
Great photograf of the shadow under the roof !

I'm waiting for the next posts!

Jules said...

Oh pretty place and lovely pics!

Kath said...

Delightful! Thank you for sharing as a series. When you said more photos than ... I was afraid we'd just have to imagine. I should have known you'd share. Thank you.

Thérèse said...

It sounds like a delightful place full of heritage and charm and full of charming people, a place where one wants to stay for a long time and relax.

eileen reilly nephin bish said...

Can't wait to see the rest...your pictures always tell such wonderful stories!!!!

KarenB said...

I hadn't heard of Rugby before this and am now eagerly looking forward to a virtual tour by you! Love that first picture with you as a ghostly presence - is the past more present than the present in Rugby?

Brian Miller said...

cool def a neat place to visit...i like the attention to detail and the cut outs that throw weird shadows....

Jean Baardsen said...

So many great photo opportunities!

Frances said...

What an intriguing place. Vicki, your photos have captured a very special atmosphere.

xo

Barbara Rogers said...

It's great to see you in that first window reflection...and all the other beautiful pics too.
Barb at Alchemy of Clay

Star said...

Ooh that lace in the first picture!! It must have taken ages.

Suz said...

save me a front row seat
can't wait

Terri Buster said...

Nice shots- can't wait to see the rest! It sounds like you had a really great time!

jennyfreckles said...

What fun that you and Jim got together. He's another of my favourite bloggers.

Joan said...

How wonderful Vicki. I have been to Rugby in the UK and of course the game of Rugby is like religion to many Kiwis. Not for me.. visiting a place like your Rugby, even by blog, is much more me.