Talk: The Banke’s Family and Kingston Lacy House

April 28th, 2025 2:30pm Meeting

United Church Hall, East Street, Bridport

Speaker Andy Williams

Andy is an Historian and Kingston Lacy National Trust guide. He retired from teaching, mainly History, in 2015.

He will give a run down of the family history of one of the most powerful families of Dorset who owned vast swathes of Dorset for over 400 years.  It will include unusual facts.  Including details from fighting the forces of Oliver Cromwell; brave Mary; to gathering one of the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artefacts; and graphite mines.

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