From Champagne to Shambles - A lecture by Catherine Beale
Lecture | Concord College
Wednesday 7 November 2012 - 12:30
The twentieth-century was a time of crisis for country houses in Britain. Anyone who wonders why so many buildings that avoided destruction are no longer family homes, but are instead national treasures, will enjoy this real life period drama. Through the experiences of the Arkwrights of Hampton Court, Leominster, Catherine Beale describes how Britain's landed aristocracy saw their world disintegrate during the sixty years of 'Champagne and Shambles'. Catherine Beale is a writer and historian. She regularly gives talks and tours, and has appeared on radio and television, including the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.
This event has been organised by a local supporter help group to raise money for the Art Fund.