Gray’s Monument, Stoke Poges
Welcome to the Stoke Poges Thomas Gray 2016 Tercentenary.
Thomas Gray (26 December 1716 – 30 July 1771) was an English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar and academic. His Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard is arguably the most famous poem written in the English language and is believed to have been written in Stoke Poges, a village with which Gray had a close association throughout his life and where he was buried.
2016 was the 300th anniversary of his birth.
2021 is the 250th anniversary of his death.
Events for 2021.
Date and time: Monday 21 June 2021 to Saturday 26 June 2021. Times to be confirmed.
Where: Inside St Giles’ Church, Church Lane, Stoke Poges SL2 4NZ
Description of Event: Gray Art Exhibition (to mark the 250th anniversary year of Thomas Gray’s death).