Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Prince George and his 12x great granny


This is Prince George snapped by his mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, on his first day at Westacre Montessori School nursery close to his parents' home at Anmer Hall, Norfolk.


And this is his 12x great grandmother, Anne Leighton who married Sir John St John in 1604 and filled the nursery at Lydiard House with her thirteen children.


I will be telling you more about her during my Ladies of Lydiard portrait tour at Lydiard House on Saturday January 23 at 2.30pm and Wednesday February 24, 7pm.

Did you know our popular modern Royal family has a direct link to the St John family at Lydiard House? Do you think an exhibition about Anne and her husband Sir John, who commissioned the fantastic memorials in neighbouring St Mary's Church, might be a good idea? 

It might even prove to be a bit of a crowd pleaser - and even help to generate a sustainable income at Lydiard House and Park. (Rest assured, it's already on The List).

To book a place on my tour and any of the other events in the Behind Closed Doors programme telephone Charlotte Thwaites on 01793 465277 or email cthwaites@swindon.gov.uk. The events are free but places are limited.


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