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October 2018

Mrs Margaret Greville – Polesden Lacey

October 5 @ 10:30 AM
All Saints Hall, All Saints Rd
Sidmouth, EX10 8ES United Kingdom
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A talk by Ann Stoker In 1906 Margaret Greville, one of the foremost society hostesses of Edwardian London, bought an early 19th century house and estate in the Surrey Hills, close to Dorking and within easy reach of her base in London. Mrs Greville intended Polesden Lacey to serve as a location for weekend parties; intimate gatherings of an elite circle of friends and acquaintances.  With the combination of her father's wealth and her husband's social connections Mrs Greville moved in an elite circle of society; she entertained royals from Edward VII to George VI, and was named Dame Commander…

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