Talk:The Benefits of Befriending a Prince at Richmond upon Thames

Talk, Thu 3 Feb 2022, free entry

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London Borough of Richmond upon Thames,

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The Benefits of Befriending a Prince
In June 1834 King William IV and Queen Adelaide came for dinner at Boston Manor House. In this talk we will look not just at that occasion but also how the friendship between the House’s owners James and Jane Clitherow came about and saw them become the first commoners to host the King and Queen.

John Collins is the Senior Manager for Historic Houses at the London Borough of Hounslow. John has a background in community engagement with historic sites and their collections, a field in which he has worked since gaining his MA in Museum Studies from the University of Manchester. Before working in Hounslow, he was Community Development Manager at Imperial War Museum North.

John has overseen Boston Manor House since 2016 and has since 2018 been part of the team restoring , refurbishing and reinterpreting this fine Jacobean house which will reopen to visitors in Spring 2022 thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, English Heritage and many others.

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Dates Times
Thu 3 Feb 2022


Free entry

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See location of Richmond upon Thames on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TQ 180749  Lat: 51.46121 Long: -0.30180

Depending on the given area.
Tube stations within the borough: Kew Gardens and Richmond
South West Train stations: Barnes, Barnes Bridge, Mortlake, North Sheen, Richmond, St Margarets, Twickenham, Strawberry Hill, Teddington, Fulwell, Hampton, Hampton Court, Hampton Wick, Whitton.
Fast trains from London Waterloo to Richmond and Twickenham, via Clapham Junction. Semi-fast trains also stop at Putney. All stations are served by slow trains from London Waterloo.