Syon Park and the Great War
Next in series of Sunday Afternoon Lectures in Syon House
This illustrated talk on Sunday 20th July by Richard Flenley will explore the impact of the First World War on Syon and its local community, also linking to his home city of Lancaster and to monuments – great and small - in Flanders, on the Somme, back in London and close to Syon Park.
These afternoon lectures start at 3.00pm and are in the Northumberland Room in Syon House.
Future Lectures in the Series
A Tale of Two Grandfathers
Two grandfathers, one from Ireland, one from England, both engaged in the ‘War To End All Wars’. One, a professional soldier with much active service already seen, the other a fresh-faced young man who put his age on in order to fight for ‘King and Country’.
Patrick Russell is a retired English & Film Studies teacher. He has always had a fascination for History, and is a room guide at Syon, Ham and Osterley Houses, as well as a volunteer at Kew Gardens. Since the 1990s, he has researched his family history and has discovered that he is related (fourth cousin, once removed) to the Duchess of Cambridge. He is currently researching the army careers of his two grandfathers, and this research forms the basis for this talk which takes place on Sunday 27th July. His son-in-law is a Major in the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
July 14, 2014