Saturday, January 2, 2016

A few dates for your diary


Public Meeting

The Friends of Lydiard Park have organised a public meeting on Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 7pm.
The venue is Lydiard Park Academy, Grange Park Way, Swindon SN5 6HN. Speakers will be from The Friends and councillors from both the Conservative and Labour groups. Please try to make the time to attend.

We look forward to meeting many of you and hearing what YOU have to say.

Behind Closed Doors events at Lydiard House beginning January 23. Don't forget to book!

Sat 23rd Jan 2.30pm
The Ladies of Lydiard - An entertaining tour with local historian Frances Bevan revealing the secrets and talents of Lydiard Ladies through the centuries.

Wed 3rd Feb 2.30pm
Wigs, Ruffs and Robes - Discover hidden stories behind the portraits of sumptuously dressed aristocrats with Lydiard House educationalist Nancy Heath.

Sat 13th Feb 2.30pm
Keeping Up Appearances - Frances Yeo, Curator of Lydiard House, shows how the Lydiard collection is cared for and demonstrates ways you can look after your own treasured possessions and furnishings.

Sat 20th Feb 2.30 pm
Grand Designs - Architect Michael Gray explains how the St John family tried to assert and maintain their aristocratic status by commissioning art, architecture and landscape at Lydiard Park 1615 - 1748.

Wed 24th Feb 7pm
The Ladies of Lydiard - An entertaining tour with local historian Frances Bevan revealing the secrets and talents of Lydiard ladies through the centuries.

Wed 16th March 7pm
Uncovering History - Jane Rutherford talks about ancient wall paintings and her fascinating conservation work in St Mary's Church, Lydiard Tregoze. Donations for St Mary's Conservation Appeal are welcomed.

Events are free (donations welcomed) but places are limited.

To book your place please call Charlotte Thwaites on 01793 465277 or email cthwaites@swindon.gov.uk.




Walled Garden

Volunteer ranger Mike tells visitors about the 18th century state of the art ice house

Royal Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance - Walled Garden

Margaret Beaufort - the King's Mother

Barbara, Countess of Castlemaine

Swindon Heritage Strategy
Swindon Heritage Strategy

Lady Bolingbroke taking tea on the front lawn

A room with a view

The State Bedroom


An interesting view of Lydiard House behind the Palladian facade

Lydiard House and Park at Risk - please sign the petition.

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