STRATFIELD SAYE AND THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON
Thursday 17th June at 7.00pm
Presented by Richard Bennett and Brigadier Aris
Online via Zoom
Stratfield Saye is a fascinating blend of the historical and the personal. It is the former home of the first Duke of Wellington, but also the residence of the current Duke, so it contains many historical artifacts in a private setting, which contributes to its charm. The house is brimming with fascinating paintings, exquisite porcelain, fine china, historical memorabilia and personal belongings. You can see the grave of Copenhagen, the horse that served the Duke at Waterloo, under a magnificent, 176 year old Oak tree and the huge state funeral carriage of the Duke, made from bronze cannons captured at Waterloo.
We plan to visit Stratfield Saye as soon as we can, but in the meantime two of its most experienced guides, Richard Bennett and Brigadier Aris, have agreed to give us a talk about the life and times of the Duke of Wellington, and to tell us a little about his remarkable home.
The zoom link will be emailed to registered attendees on the day of the talk.