News Archives

Launch of The Lydiard Archives
Category: Uncategorized Published on: 15th September 2021

On 10th September 2021, The Friends of Lydiard Park launched The Lydiard Archives, a unique on-line collection of objects,...

Friends make bid to Arts Council for Memories Project
Category: News Published on: 26th July 2021

The Friends of Lydiard Park have made a £45,000 bid to The Arts Council South West for a digital Memories Project to...

St. Mary’s Church launches brand new School Programme
Category: News Published on: 12th July 2021

As part of the £1million St. Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze Conservation Project, the church is launching an exciting new schools...

Pevsner Guide to Wiltshire
Category: News Published on: 29th June 2021

New Wiltshire Pevsner Guide features the St Mary's polyptych on the back cover of the new edition. A new edition of the...

Portrait Acquisition – Holles St John
Category: News Published on: 25th March 2021

The Trustees of the Friends of Lydiard Park have purchased a hitherto unknown portrait of one of the St John family and...

Lydiard House; brighter and better protected
Category: News Published on: 16th February 2021

Lydiard House has been given a bit of a facelift; and its more than cosmetic. Swindon Borough Council have completed a...

Local company to build Lydiard’s ‘Project Archive’
Category: News Published on: 25th January 2021

The Friends of Lydiard Park have appointed Royal Wootton Bassett-based company Sanders Web Works to build the digital...

Funding Secured for Lydiard Tregoze Grave Survey
Category: News Published on: 10th December 2020

Thanks to grants totalling £1,500 from Lydiard Tregoze Parish Council and Wiltshire County Royal Wootton Bassett &...

Historic picture donated by local artist Ken Beint
Category: News Published on: 1st October 2020

The Friends of Lydiard Park are delighted to accept the gift of a picture of the carved screen inside St Mary’s Church by...

Council on target with Building Repairs
Category: News Published on: 29th September 2020

Visitors to Lydiard Park can’t miss the activity around Lydiard House at the moment. Essential building repairs which...

Heritage Open Days at St. Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze
Category: News Published on: 4th September 2020

Cancelled due to latest government advice on Covid19   St. Mary's Church is opening its doors for Heritage Open...

Swindon Council embark on repairs to Lydiard House
Category: News Published on: 23rd July 2020

Swindon Borough Council Corporate Projects team are embarking on a programme of external restoration and repairs to Lydiard...

Historic Heroines - A Series of Online Talks
Category: News Published on: 24th June 2020

The Friends of Lydiard Park are delighted to bring you a new series of live online talks commencing on Tuesday July 14th...

‘Henry, the King’s Cavalier’ – a new story for fans of The Lydiard Chronicles
Category: News Published on: 4th June 2020

A man may think his life is only measured by battles fought for the king. Until he meets a woman worth fighting for! For...

Building repairs to St. Mary’s completed
Category: News Published on: 5th May 2020

Observing strict working practices necessitated by Coronavirus, Ellis and Company completed repairs to St. Mary’s Church...

New appointments for the Friends and St. Mary’s Church
Category: News Published on: 1st April 2020

We are delighted to let you know of two important new appointments in the Lydiard community.  Writer and historian Nicola...

Behind Closed Doors
Category: News Published on: 10th February 2020

St. Mary’s may be closed until Easter but while the congregation worships in other locations, young people are gaining new...

St. Mary’s Church seeks Volunteer Co-ordinator
Category: News Published on: 23rd January 2020

The St. Mary’s Conservation Project has involved local schools, youth theatre and family activities, introducing many new...

Latest Lydiard Chronicle wins acclaim
Category: News Published on: 21st January 2020

Elizabeth St.John’s much anticipated historical novel ‘Written in their Stars’ was recently awarded “2019 Historical...

Unique Archive Secured for Posterity
Category: News Published on: 14th January 2020

In December 2019 the Friends achieved their ambition to find an appropriate home for the late Brian Carne’s irreplaceable...