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Happy 100th Birthday, Florence St.John Heller!
Category: Lydiard Friends Published on: 29th April 2024

On 2nd May, 2024, Lydiard Friend Florence St.John Heller turns 100. We'd like to join all Florence's friends and family in...

Gill Carne - Part 3
Category: Lydiard Friends Published on: 28th February 2024

In this third and final reflection, Gill Carne recalls meetings with Lydiard’s last lord, Vernon St.John Viscount...

Gill Carne Part 2
Category: Lydiard Friends Published on: 29th December 2023

What was it like to be immersed in parish life in the 1960s, bring up a family and enable her husband, Revd. Brian Carne, to...

Gill Carne Part 1
Category: Lydiard Friends Published on: 29th November 2023

Held in great affection by all who know her, Gill Carne has been part of our Friends community for over fifty years....

Greg Shepherd
Category: Lydiard Friends Published on: 28th August 2023

Our man in Hawaii! Greg Shepherd is a professor of music and theatre at Kauai Community College in Hawaii, USA. He tells us...

Chris Barry
Category: Lydiard Friends Published on: 31st July 2023

‘After a long and happy career in General Practice, as retirement beckoned I began thinking of what to do.  When my sons...

Christine Senior
Category: Lydiard Friends Published on: 1st July 2023

Life Member of the Friends, Christine has clocked up a fantastic record, transcribing 50 historic wills relating to Lydiard...

Anne Barr
Category: Lydiard Friends Published on: 31st May 2023

This month we have a very special “Friend of the Month” piece from Anne Barr, who recalls her memories of first meeting...

Debra Melsom
Category: Lydiard Friends Published on: 19th August 2022

Our Friend of the Month is Debra Melsom, whose ancestors lived and worked within the Bolingbroke estate, worshipped and...

April James
Category: Lydiard Friends Published on: 2nd June 2022

April James joined the Friends in 2021 and provides minute-taking support to the Trustees at their regular meetings. I...