Cakes and Tales : Lydiard Tregoze Family History Event

Date: Thursday 18th November 2021

Time: 2.30pm

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

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 fellow volunteers.

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 lives and customs of local villagers including 19th century gamekeepers, a formidable lady constable, World War 1 veterans, school pupils, local farmers, residents of “the camp” in the 1950’s and the annual fete and gymkhana.

Lower Hook Farm 1920’s
Harvest Festival offerings 1930’s
Men’s social event 1960’s
Lydiard Park Camp 1950’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.

Cakes and Tales is a free social event though donations are welcome. To help with catering please book your place by emailing The Secretary, Julie Holland secretary@friendsoflydiardpark.org.uk or write to her at 30 Croft Road, Swindon SN1 4DQ.