A reminder of our Bucks Gardens Trust talk on Saturday 23 February to be given by Richard Mawrey QC on, ‘The Phantom of the Trianon’.
The talk will be held at the Bucks County Museum starting at 2.30pm with tea to follow at a cost of: £12 for members and £14 for guests.
Regarding Richard Mawrey’s talk: in 1911, Charlotte Anne Moberly and Eleanor Jourdain published a book entitled An Adventure under the names of Elizabeth Morison and Frances Lamont. Their book describes a visit they made to the Petit Trianon, a small château in the grounds of the Palace of Versailles where they claimed to have seen the gardens as they had been in the late eighteenth century as well as ghosts, including Marie Antoinette and others. Their story caused a sensation and was subject to much ridicule.
A garden that is haunted, not only by the ghosts of its inhabitants but also by the spectre of its former landscape, must be unique. How fitting that this garden should be the most famous in Europe – Versailles.
If you would like to attend, please could you be kind enough to contact Rosemary Jury at : firstname.lastname@example.org or 01296 715491.