The Friends of Lydiard Park run a programme of activities throughout the year including talks, tours and special visits, the majority of which are open to the general public. Watch this space for an exciting range of events from expert talks; our summer concert, archaeology activities and much more.

The Viscount who fought as a Tommy – World War I story of Vernon Henry St.John

Tuesday, 16th April 2024

Guest speaker, the military historian and author Christopher Jary joins Lydiard Friends’ Chair, Sarah Finch-Crisp, to reveal Vernon St.John’s wartime story; fighting with the 6th Dorsets at Passchendaele through the grim autumn of 1917 and facing the German spring offensive on the Somme in 1918.

Members’ Tour of Hook Farm, Lydiard Tregoze

Saturday, 18th May 2024

A wonderful opportunity to visit the dairy farm that Elliot Woolford records in his fascinating diaries,1896-1940, and today provides a dedicated supply of milk to Waitrose Supermarkets.

Friends of Lydiard Park 2024 Spring Meeting

Wednesday, 22nd May

We do hope you can make this special on-line meeting and we can all put more names to faces, both near and far. We will be sharing our exciting projects and events for 2024, and look forward to seeing you online.

Music in a Mansion – Celebrating nature with the Goddard Ensemble

2nd June 2024

Enchanting music from the Goddard Ensemble specially chosen to celebrate the natural world in the beautiful surroundings of the great hall of Lydiard House, plus a complimentary drink and canapes served on the terrace.

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