Cakes and Tales: Lydiard Tregoze Family History Event

Date: Tuesday, 15th November 2022

Time: 2.30pm

Venue: Hook, Greatfield and Greenhill Village Hall, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 8EA

Explore The Lydiard Archives for free, and share your memories of Lydiard Park and the parish of Lydiard Tregoze Lydiard Park.

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 Stan Dash Band, Hook Village Hall, 1950’s
Wedding of Betty Hicks at Lydiard Park, 1948
Feeding the Ducks at Park Farm, 1930’s

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.