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The Arts Society Tonbridge Talk: Burned, Bombed or Bulldozed - Britain’s Lost Houses

There is something incomparably romantic about a long-lost country house, and although Britain still possesses some of the finest of these architectural treasures to be found anywhere, many have been destroyed. This lecture tells the story of just some of these losses to our National Heritage – destroyed for a variety of reasons; from neglect, arson, enemy action, incompetence, family rivalry, financial disaster or even insanity! In the mid-twentieth century particularly, profound social change, wars, high taxation and bad management often contributed to the demise of many grand houses. Hundreds were demolished after 1945 – some beautiful, some ugly, but each lost house, as the lecture shows, is fascinating in its own way. Lecturer: Matthew Williams
The lecture begins at 2.30pm and is followed by tea and biscuits. All welcome. Fee for visitors £6
Medway Hall, The Angel Centre, Angel Lane, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SF
Thu 23 Apr 2020
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