Members’ Spring Meeting

Date: 7th May 2022

Time: 2.30pm

Our annual Spring Meeting is a great opportunity to catch up with news, find out about our latest projects and enjoy a special talk by local historian and writer Frances Bevan.

Frances Bevan’s latest book, ‘Ladies of Lydiard’ is a highly readable celebration of and sometimes a commiseration with the ladies who called Lydiard Park their home. She will be describing the lives of some of her favourite characters, from Anne Leighton, the young wife of Sir John St. John 1st Baronet when the St. John fortunes were flying high to Bessie Howard, the gamekeeper’s granddaughter who married a lord.

‘Ladies of Lydiard’ by Frances Bevan is published by Hobnob Press and Frances will be happy to sign copies purchased on the day.

All members will receive a letter inviting them to the meeting (which includes afternoon tea) but if you are not yet a member and would like to join the Friends and attend the event, you are very welcome. Please contact our Secretary:

Julie Holland: [email protected]