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The Astors of Cliveden PDF Print E-mail
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The Astors of Cliveden - thumbnailSorry but you have missed this centreTalk In September 2016 for our centreTalk Jennifer James will talk on the Astor family at Cliveden. Cliveden has always been at the centre of political and social life. However, it was while Nancy and Waldorf Astor lived here during the first half of the twentieth century that Cliveden became famous for its lavish hospitality and glamorous guests. The Astors entertained a diverse mix of people from Lloyd George and Winston Churchill to George Bernard Shaw, Ghandi and Henry Ford.

Jennifer James has loved Cliveden for many years, first as a visitor with her husband and grandchildren and then as a volunteer house guide. Recently she has been involved in developing and supporting The Talks Service. In addition she is conducting research on the Astors for her dissertation.

Thursday September 8th 2016. Doors open at 19:30, talk starts at 19:45. centreTalks are held on the 2nd Thursday each month at Bourne End Community Centre.

Tickets are available from the Community Centre office and bar price £4 (£3 for Community Association members) or on the door price £5 (£4 for members).

centreTalks are a fund raising activity of Bourne End (Bucks) Community Association.
Last Updated ( Monday, 19 September 2016 )
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