Our first online talks series, ‘Historic Heroines,’ ran over the summer and was a great success. Presented by authors Elizabeth St. John and Nicola Cornick, it featured historical women of Lydiard House who have witnessed and changed history. Recordings of the talks will shortly be available to view here and a second series of talks about Lydiard will be announced soon.

Our activities programme is open to the general public and we intend to reschedule all our in-person events when circumstances allow.

Our events and activities including talks, tours and Lydiard heritage trails are open to the general public and we intend to reschedule these when the national agenda becomes clearer.   In the meantime we hope you’ll enjoy our live online talks.

‘Love at Lydiard’; in celebration of Valentine’s Day

16th February

Nicola Cornick, archivist for the Romantic Novelists’ Association, discusses the Georgian love story of Frederick St John and Arabella Craven. From the ballrooms of London to piracy on the high seas, Frederick and Arabella’s story encompasses all the adventure, glamour and scandal of the Georgian age.

‘Empty Corridors’; Lydiard House as you’ve never seen it

16th March 2021

Explore the abandoned State Rooms and servants' quarters with former Keeper of Lydiard House and Park, Sarah Finch-Crisp. Drawing on rare photographs and the words and voices of post war occupants, discover the lost world of a mansion in decay.

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