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Talk by Bamber Gascoigne: An Unexpected Adventure – West Horsley Place

October 10, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

£4

 

Author, TV presenter and Richmond resident Bamber Gascoigne will be talking about his project to restore the Surrey mansion he inherited in 2014 from his 99-year-old aunt Mary, Duchess of Roxburghe.

Bamber says:

“An intriguing story at all stages. Astonishment in a solicitor’s office. Beauty of the place. Strings attached.  Childhood visit. About the house. First view upstairs. The duchess’s car. The duchess’s jewellery. The duchess’s life and hard times. Sotheby’s discoveries. A strange proposal over coffee and biscuits. A very unusual parking lot. A charity. First night plans.

“As you will see, I am deliberately giving little away. The whole thing is too surprising, too quirky, too improbable to be described in a conventional summary. So a bit of a tease, and I hope you will come and enjoy discovering what on earth it’s all about.”

Details

Date:
October 10, 2016
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
£4
Website:
www.richmondhistory.org.uk

Venue

Duke Street Church Hall
Duke Street
Richmond, Surrey TW9 1DH United Kingdom
Website:
www.dukestreetchurch.com

Organizer

Richmond Local History Society
Phone:
020 8891 3825
Email:
rich.hist@yahoo.co.uk
Website:
www.richmondhistory.org.uk