Event No. 3: “A Day in a Georgian House” by Gordon Le Pard. Note: change of topic and speaker!

Date(s) - 12 March, 2019
2:30 pm

“A Day in a Georgian House – or Nothing like Home for Real Comfort!”            

Gordon’s talk will be an exploration of Georgian and Regency domestic life using objects – many of which are original.  He will take us on a journey through the day, from lighting fires in the morning to having a warming pan in bed at night.  We will look at the dangers of a Georgian kitchen – through the complexity of washing linen to the risks of drinking unregulated tea, and the question of whether to snuff, or extinguish, a candle. Despite the similarities Georgian domestic life had many differences to that of today.

Gordon was formerly an archaeologist working for Dorset County Council.  He has written extensively on Dorset’s history and archaeology and led numerous walks around archaeological sites and historic churches.


This replaces the talk by Rod Harris OBE, originally advertised.

Cost:  Members £3.00;   Non-NTSDA Members £4.00.


St Aldhelm's Centre
Spa Road

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