Living History Archive

Fred's Horses
Category: Living History Articles Published on: 1st April 2020

"There was a meeting of two days at Newmarket this time of year, to see the sweetest little horse run that ever was; his...

Lady Johanna St John - A 17th Century Mother
Category: Living History Articles Published on: 27th February 2020

This month we’re celebrating Mother’s Day on 22nd March with an article by Frances Bevan about Lady Johanna St....

Running Through History
Category: Living History Articles Published on: 27th February 2020

Whether you are a dedicated park runner, or enjoy a regular dog walk or family cycle, you’ll be familiar with the open...

“Here is a good old mansion house…”
Category: Living History Articles Published on: 13th January 2020

By the mid 19th century the Palladian mansion house at Lydiard Tregoze was a little the worse for wear. Generations of St...

The Ice House
Category: Living History Articles Published on: 13th January 2020

“There ice, like crystal, firm and never lost, Tempers hot July with December’s frost;” From “On St James’...

A 17th Century Lydiard Christmas
Category: Living History Articles Published on: 9th January 2020

The letters of Johanna St.John to her steward at Lydiard, Thomas Hardyman, give us a fascinating insight into the menu for a...