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Did you know that St Juliotís Church near Boscastle was restored by Thomas Hardy ? His training was as an architect, and in 1870 he was commissioned to work on what was then a dilapidated wreck of a building. While doing this he met Emma Gifford, sister-in-law of the rector, who in 1874 became his wife, a great encourager of his ambitions to write.

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