Saturday, January 16, 2016

Have you booked your place yet?

Behind Closed Doors is a series of talks and tours taking place at Lydiard House and beginning this coming Saturday, January 23.

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 February 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 2.30pm
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 Rutherfoord 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


Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors


Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire




Margaret Beauchamp



Margaret Beaufort

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