On Tuesday, 14 June, we shall hold an English Tea in Florence's 'English Cemetery' to launch its Emergency Appeal. We shall read the messages of support sent from interested persons.
Aureo Anello Associazione Biblioteca e Bottega Fioretta Mazzei e Amici del Cimitero ‘degli Inglesi’
We request the honour of your presence at an English Tea to be held in the Swiss-owned, so-called ‘English’ Cemetery, Piazzale Donatello, Tuesday, 14 June, 2005, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. * * * Siamo lieti di invitare la S.V. a un Tè all’inglese nel Cimitero Evangelico Svizzero, detto ‘degli Inglesi’, in Piazzale Donatello, martedì 14 giugno 2005, dalle ore 18.00 alle ore 19.00.
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Poet Laureate, Andrew Motion, 3/5/05, writes:
'The 'English' Cemetery in Florence is a kind of miniature, overseas Poets Corner, and deserves the most profound respect and veneneration. Like thousands of others, I bitterly regret the plans to abandon it, and wholeheartedly support the scheme to save and restore it. This is vital - for poetry in particular, and for civilized values in general.'
With best wishes