A talk combining Kilvert’s anecdotes with historical research and photographs , including tales of murder, ghosts, melting butter and the dog which hung itself!.
The renowned Victorian diarist, Francis Kilvert (1840-1879), knew the North Wiltshire parish of Langley Burrell well. During the 1870s, he recorded many diary entries about the people, events and places he saw in the village. All life was recorded, from encounters with the sometimes morose squire over dinner to his conversations and observations of children at the village school. Kilvert wrote with empathy and affection. This talk combines Kilvert’s anecdotes with historical research and photographs to illuminate some of these stories and the places where they happened. These include tales of murder, ghosts, melting butter and the dog which hung itself.
Dr Louise Ryland-Epton, Contributing Editor, Wiltshire VCH
Zoom webinar: The link is sent to ticket-holders on the day of the event, before 7pm.
There will be an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the talk.
Tickets and booking
Cost: £10 per screen. All proceeds to the Victoria County History Wiltshire Trust, who have organised this lecture.
Booking: essential via ONLINE link below.
Date and Time
Wednesday 8 November 2023, 7.30pm