The Marble Hill Society

Future Member Events

Marble Hill House

Events of interest to members

Member events open to non members

Sunday 23 April 2017: The Two Cottages

Talk by Marble Hill curator Dr Esme Whittaker

Esme has been researching the 2-storey cottage Henrietta Howard had built close to Marble Hill House, the first floor of which was used to display her growing Chinese porcelain collection; and “Little Marble Hill”, the cottage by the river she purchased in 1751 and which was later occupied by Little Henrietta amongst others. Sadly, neither building survives, but their fascinating stories live on.

Join us for drinks from 6-6.30pm and the talk 6.30-7.30pm.

Free to members; £3.50 for non-members (pay on the door), but please book in advance by contacting the events secretary (details below).

 

Sunday 21 May 2017: The Role of Servants in the Lives of Henrietta Howard and Horace Walpole

Talk with readings by Bruce Gordon Smith

Using first hand testimony about their servants from the letters between these two good friends and neighbours, and with some creative acting, this should be very entertaining!

Join us for drinks from 6-6.30pm and the talk 6.30-7.30pm. £5 for members and guests. To book, please phone or e-mail the events secretary (below).

 

Other public events:

Thursday 4th May (4.30 - 7.30pm) and Saturday 6th May (10am to 1pm)
Marble Hill Collection Event

Share your Marble Hill memories, photos and memorabilia

As part of the Historic England research in support of the project to revive Marble Hill Park, everyone is encouraged to just turn up at the times shown above and share and record memories of Marble Hill, its house and grounds.

Do you have childhood memories, tales of sporting activities, festivals, walking the dog or playing with children? How about the park keepers and the house before it was restored? Come along and record your tales. If you feel like making some notes, bring them too.

If you bring along your photos and other memorabilia, there will be opportunities to record them digitally to become part of a permanent record.
 

Archaeology open day

For those who missed the Archaeology open day, there will be another one in July when English Heritage Archaeologists will be sharing the findings with the public.
 


Events secretary: Miriam King (07930-136-161 hillierking@btinternet.com).

Cheques, payable to the Marble Hill Society, should be sent to Miriam at
Compton Cottage, Walton Bridge Road, Shepperton TW17 8LX.