£3 members/£5 non-members Described by Sir John Betjeman as ‘probably the loveliest town in England’, Ludlow is well known for its proliferation of historic buildings. One of the most intriguing of
£3 members/£5 non-members
Described by Sir John Betjeman as ‘probably the loveliest town in England’, Ludlow is well known for its proliferation of historic buildings. One of the most intriguing of those buildings is the Broad Gate. Originally one of the seven medieval gateways that once encircled the town, and the only one which still stands, it was added to and developed substantially in the Georgian period. Largely focusing on the long eighteenth century, this talk will tell the story of the house, its architectural development and its inhabitants during this period, and will place the building within its local context, showing how, in a town with almost 500 listed buildings, the Broad Gate still remains one of the most remarkable of them all.
Valerie Thomas has lived at the Broad Gate in Ludlow for nearly thirty years with her husband, the historian Keith Thomas. Before that, she taught English at Oxford High School. She is a former Secretary of Ludlow Civic Society and has been a member of its committee for twenty years. Her book, ‘The Broad Gate: a Ludlow house and its inhabitants’, was published in 2020.
The talks starts at 6.30pm. Joining details will be sent to attendees the day before.
Georgian Group members are eligible for a discount on their ticket by entering GGMEMBER at the checkout.
***This talk will be recorded. The recording will be available to all those who have purchased a ticket for a limited period of time after the event takes place***
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(Tuesday) 6:30 pm