Robert Stevenson returns to Cockfield

Cockfield renews its links with Treasure Island.
Cockfield renews its links with Treasure Island.
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A touring theatre company is doing a special performance of Treasure Island in Cockfield next week to mark Robert Louis Stevenson’s links with the village.

Rain or Shine outdoor touring theatre company (www.rainorshine.co.uk) will perform at Cockfield Primary School on Saturday June 21 at 7pm in aid of funds for St Peter’s Church.

Stevenson first stayed at Cockfield Rectory in 1870, when he was 20, with his cousin Maud, who was married to the rector Churchill Babington. He returned in 1873 and wrote his first essay there, which is said to have led to Treasure Island.