If you have family connections with Lydiard Park and the parish of Lydiard Tregoze this is a chance to share your memories and explore The Lydiard Archives with Friends of Lydiard Park Chair Sarah Finch-Crisp and local historian and fellow trustee, Frances Bevan.
For over fifty years The Friends of Lydiard Park have been gathering and compiling the memories and stories of people who grew up in and around Lydiard Park, creating a fascinating history of the life of the village. Since last year’s popular Cakes and Tales event we have collected more historic photographs and stories including records of whist drives, dances and entertainment that helped raise funds to build the Parish Hall. Meanwhile Frances Bevan is discovering a breadth of local history in the remarkable diaries of Elliott Woolford (d1940) of Hook Farm.
The archive is continually expanding and provides a wonderful digital resource for anyone interested in their local history, including school pupils who will be able to discover more about what life was like for children in the past.