Speaker: Helen Ackroyd
Helen’s talk will take a look at the history of the Priory (N.B. it wasn’t actually an Abbey) from 1135 until 1536, and then as a private house, from 1609 until 1966. However, the main part of her talk will cover the family history of Lord Fairhaven, especially the source of his wealth, and will present a ‘virtual tour’ of the House, punctuated with stories of how Lord Fairhaven used the rooms and designed the famous gardens.
Helen Ackroyd has been a volunteer in the House at Anglesey Abbey for more than 14 years, and also a Tour Guide, both inside and outside the House. She has been presenting talks about Anglesey Abbey for the National Trust for over six years.
15 Nov 2023
Zoom and Bridge St (booking required)