Letter from Hardwicke published in The Times denouncing the damage being done to roadsides by local authorities when clearing verges, hedges and trees (21 March).

The Times publishes Hardwicke’s letter on ‘Decay of Home Life: A Great National Peril’ (20 July).

Sends a letter to a number of newspapers warning of the danger of Germans living in the country acting as enemy agents and suggesting that military service might have to be made compulsory (August).

Hardwicke appeals to the young men of Cumberland to sign up for the armed forces (September).

A committee to organise funds to help relief work in Belgium is set up in Keswick (September).

An appeal is made by Hardwicke for monies to purchase a motor-ambulance (October).

Hardwicke preaches in the Chapel Royal, London (20 December).


Presides at a meeting of the Keswick Belgian Refugee Committee (5 February).

Gives a lecture titled ‘All about War’, in aid of the Ash Hospital for wounded soldiers, at the Guildhall, Sandwich (16 March).

At a meeting of the School Governors of Keswick School, Hardwicke and Edith offer, on the conclusion of the war, to hand over the deeds of a nearby farm in order to fund a scholarship for pupils of the school to university or some other place of higher learning (25 March).

Attends York Convocation (28/29 April).

Hardwicke writes letters to the newspapers warning that the country’s supply of meat is in danger unless the Government take drastic action (May).

Issues a pamphlet, Some Thoughts on the War’ (June).

Letters written to newspapers encouraging schoolchildren to help the war effort by saving their monies which can be invested in Government schemes (July).

Recommends that peat is used as an alternative fuel supply to coal and wood (July).

Hardwicke and Edith purchase Allan Bank (August).

The European War 1914-15 Poems published.


Writes letters to newspapers encouraging the donation of land to be dedicated to the public as permanent war memorials for those killed in action (February).

Visits Scotland to help the establishment of the National Trust in Scotland (June).

Campaigns for the establishment of a Royal Commission on Education (June).

Campaigns against the desecration of nature by litter louts in public places.

Proposes a weekly Meatless Day for “Merrie Carlisle” to help conserve meat supplies (November).

Speaks at a conference in Lincolnshire on ‘Juvenile Crime and Its Causes’ (November).

Edith dies (31 December).

Past and Present at the English Lakes published.


Edith’s funeral held at Crosthwaite Church (3 January).

Exmoor gifted to the National Trust. The proposed agreement is a new one in the Trust’s history, involving a 500 year lease (February).

Following the death of his wife, Hardwicke announces his retirement from Crosthwaite parish (February).

Writes letter to The Times calling attention to the appalling treatment of English Prisoners on the Russian Front (May).

Rev. W. Elliot Bradley is inducted as the new Vicar of Crosthwaite (6 June).

Opens an exhibition in Newcastle of handicraft work made by wounded servicemen in local hospitals (12 July).

Speaks on ‘The Importance of Reading’ at a conference on Education in Carlisle (3 November).

Attends the annual meeting in Carlisle of the Cumberland Nursing Association (17 November).


Campaigns to raise funds for the Carlisle Juvenile Welfare Association (February).

Addresses a meeting of munitions workers in Barrow (4 February).

Announcement is made of Hardwicke’s forthcoming marriage to Miss Eleanor Simpson (April).

Hardwicke and Eleanor’s wedding takes place at St. Oswald’s, Grasmere (1 June).

New powers for the National Trust are proposed which will require ratification by Parliament (August)

Stonehenge gifted to the nation (September).

Hardwicke makes a gift of the painting, ‘The Crypt at the Castle of Chillon’, by George Q. P. Talbot, to Nottingham Castle Museum (November).

President Woodrow Wilson meets Hardwicke and Eleanor during his short visit to Carlisle (29 December).

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