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Abstract for “Father Robo’s Farnham”

Father Etienne Robo visited England in 1903 as a young man and stayed for the rest of his long life, becoming Farnham’s Catholic Parish priest for 38 years. 

To Catholics he will be remembered for building St Joan’s catholic church on the south side of Farnham.  To any interested in the town’s history he is known as the author of the scholarly work Medieval Farnham.

Among other biographical items the author reveals an entertaining correspondence between Fr Robo and George Bernard Shaw.

The book of 68 pages is provided with 33 illustrations, some of them in colour.