Events

The Important Stained Glass Windows of St. Laurence’s Church, Lighthorne, by Maggie Atkins and Colin Such

Friday 11th May, 7.30 pm, St. Laurence’s Church

St Laurence’s Church contains stained glass windows of varying ages some of which is of quite exceptional quality.  Why should such a small village church contain windows executed by the King’s Glazier?  History Society members Maggie and Colin will explain the history of the windows and the techniques used in their creation.

 

 

Guided tour of the Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick

Saturday 2nd June, 10.30 am, Lord Leycester Hospital

Join us for a guided tour of the Great Hall, Guildhall, Courtyard and Gardens with a member of the Brethren.  The cost is £8.50 per person and the tour will last around an hour and a half.  Lunch can be taken in the Brethren’s Kitchen afterwards at an additional cost.  More details to follow.

“The History of Walton Hall and its Scandal” by Elizabeth, Lady Hamilton

Friday 7th September, 8 pm, Lighthorne Village Hall

In 1866, Sir Charles Mordaunt brought his young bride, Harriet Moncreiffe, back to his Warwickshire mansion, Walton Hall. She was part of the Prince of Wales’ infamous set, and when she had a baby there were several contenders for fatherhood. The ensuing trial, involving the Prince himself, became a scandal.

Lady Hamilton of Walton Hall, the President of the Warwickshire Local History Society, is the author of a book on the scandal. Her talk is sure to be very entertaining.