Sunday, 7 February 2021

Clarion Field Clubs & Harry Lowerison



Clarion Field Clubs

Harry Lowerison founder and organiser. 

The Clarion Field Clubs were part of the wider Clarion Movements attempt to encourage a knowledge of nature and wildlife

Lowerison ran the progressive Ruskin School at Heacham, King's Lynn, Norfolk


In 1898, Lowerison published In England Now which Robert Blatchford(writing in The Clarion in 1907) described as being 'as like him [Lowerison] as a book can be like its author'.

In 1899, he published Field and Folklore, 'a naturalist's handbook for children'. The book contained a chapter by publisher and folklorist  Alfred Nutt, who 'conceived the idea of inserting a chapter on folklore, and so introducing the young wildlife observer to the pleasures of detecting and recording traditions.'