I enjoy giving talks about Lady Henry Somerset and her work, so if you belong to a group which is looking for speakers, please get in touch.
Some forthcoming talks include:
Saturday 25th February 2.30pm at Reigate Priory Museum Society, Reigate Priory, Bell Street, Reigate, Surrey RH2 7RL Non-members welcome. Entry just £2 on the door.
Friday 13th April 2pm at Reigate & Redhill U3A
On Thursday 19th April I am one of the speakers at a study day at Eastnor Castle, near Ledbury. The day is organised by the Herefordshire Victoria County History Trust, by kind permission of James Hervey-Bathurst.
9.15 – 9.30 a.m. Arrival (Park cars in the Castle courtyard)
9.30 -9.35 a.m. Welcome by James Hervey-Bathurst
9.35 – 10.20 Janet Cooper, ‘Eastnor before the Castle’
10.20 – 11.05 Sylvia Pinches, ‘Working the Land: Eastnor Farms and Farmsteads’
11.05 – 11.30 Coffee
11.30 – 12.15 David Lovelace, ‘Parkland and Woods of the Eastnor Estate’
12.15 – 1.00 p.m. Robin Whittaker, ‘Worcestershire History in the Eastnor Archive: A
1.00 – 1.45 Lunch
1.45 – 2.30 David Whitehead, ‘Grandeur without Arrogance: the Building of Eastnor Castle 1812-24’
2.30 – 3.15 Ruth Butler, ‘George Frederick Watts (1817-1904) and the Eastnor Connexion’
3.15 – 4.00 Ros Black, ‘Lady Henry Somerset: a Woman ahead of her Time’
This promises to be a fascinating day and an excellent chance to learn more about Eastnor village and castle as well as the work of the Victoria County History project.
Tuesday 7th July Dorking Local History group 7.30 at Friends Meeting House, Dorking. Non-members welcome. This talk will focus on the lost village of Duxhurst.