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Lacock’s Great Hall Commemoration

Lacock’s Great Hall Commemoration

Archivist at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre Ally McConnell has been looking at a fascinating bundle of documents only recently discovered in the Lacock archive which concern the 200th anniversary of the commemoration of the Great Hall in Lacock. The final owner of Lacock Abbey before its presentation to the National Trust, Matilda Talbot, decided to host an anniversary event to commemorate the commemoration, and her intention was to recreate the celebration by inviting representatives of friends and neighbours of Matilda’s ancestor John Ivory Talbot to the party.

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