Keswick joy It is hard to know what the 1875 founders of the Keswick Convention, the wonderfully-named Canon T.D. Harford-Battersby and his more ordinarily-nomenclatured friend, Robert Wilson, would make of it today. Hopefully they would see a very great deal to encourage them. They would observe, among other things, wholehearted singing. They might marvel at the ethnic diversity of those speaking. They might be amazed at the newly-purchased Pencil Factory and its ongoing transformation into a permanent home for the event (and all its newer year-round activities). subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.