Hopkins Society Day exploring the origins of Gerard Manley Hopkins and of his most famous poem ‘The Wreck of the Deutschland.’ Hopkins was born in Stratford (Essex, not upon Avon!) in 1844. In addition to the Society’s AGM, we visited the sites of his childhood home and church, and heard about the members of his family. By a strange coincidence the nuns drowned in the German ship ‘Deutschland’, about whom he wrote in his most famous poem, were brought to rest in Stratford and are buried in neighbouring Leytonstone. We visited their graves.