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Monthly Meeting: Cliveden and the Astors – Jennifer James


Date and time: December 15 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm

Cost: £3.00


This illustrated talk takes a closer look at one of Cliveden’s most famous families, the Astors.  You’ll discover what motivated William Woldorf Astor, America’s richest man, to purchase Cliveden in 1893 and how the estate became the centre of high society in the 1920’s and 30’s thanks to his son Woldorf and daughter in law Nancy Astor.  The Astor’s time at Cliveden came to an end in the 1960’s after the estate became infamously associated with the Profumo Affair but the house and garden continue to reflect their innovations and passions.

To reserve a place for what promises to be a most fascinating talk please email speakerssec@wokinghamu3a.org.uk.



Organiser:

Glynis Leeson

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