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Early in its life the Trust established a support group known as The Friends of the Stevington Historical Trust.

The membership subscription for a couple is £12 per annum and £8.00 for a single. This entitles members to admission, which includes a free glass of wine, to the Trust’s lectures. There are usually two lectures each winter in November and February and other lectures on an ad hoc basis from time to time. These are often mounted to mark special occasions such as the anniversary last year of the end of the Great War.

This year a Stevington man, Joe Prentice is talking about the renovation of the Privy Garden at Hampton Court in which as an archaeologist he played a part. The lecture will be at Stevington Village Hall on Wednesday 20 November, 7.30pm for 8.00pm.

Next year, on Thursday 20 February, Anne Prigmore, a Stevington resident, will be lecturing on the History of Bedfordshire Lace. Again, the venue is Stevington Village Hall, 7.30pm for 8.00pm.

In addition to the lectures we keep the Friends informed about the work of the Trust and from time to time they are offered the Trust’s publications at a concessionary rate.

If you would like to join the Friends or simply enquire about membership please contact Peter Hart (01234 823586) or John Duffield (01234 822617)

Forthcoming Events:

Renovation of the Privy Garden, Hampton Court

An Illustrated Lecture by Joe Prentice at Stevington Village Hall Wednesday 20th November 2019.

Doors open at 7.30 pm for 8.00 pm start.

Joe Prentice, as many of you know, is an archaeologist and since the mid 1980s he has specialised in the archaeology of designed landscapes and historic gardens with their associated architecture The subject of Joe's illustrated talk will be the important and dramatic restoration of the Privy Garden at Hampton Court in which Joe was involved for some months The garden dating from Henry VIII was remodelled in 1702 as a baroque garden on the instructions of William III but with the passage of time became neglected.


Admission £4.00, Free to Friends, Refreshments included






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