GCLP Talks and Events 2021: Life and Landscapes: at the north end of the Greensand Ridge in Bedfordshire with Dorothy Jamieson (Zoom lecture)

Monday 24th May 2021 19:30 - 20:30

Doors open: 7:25 pm

Greensand Country Landscape Partnership: Programme of Talks and Events 2021, Celebrating Greensand Country

GCLP are very pleased to welcome Bedfordshire historian and author, Dorothy Jamieson, to the Talks and Events programme for 2021. This programme of work is free for everyone to attend.

 “During the last eighteenth months I have been getting to know the north end of the Greensand Ridge. I have been reading, looking, asking, listening, walking, photographing and thinking about what it all means. I found the different soil types, the buildings and the responses of people to the world around them, very interesting.

I will discuss whether Oliver Cromwell really did rest in Woodbury Park, talk about the work of Emily Shore, the authoress and naturalist,  who lived there for a few years in the early nineteenth century, and show you a newly discovered painting of the lawn, trees and views at Woodbury, done a few years after Emily’s death.  Join me for this talk and we will go on a virtual history tour from the Pinnacle in the south to Tetworth Hall in the north, through the unique landscape in between.” Dorothy Jamieson

Since she retired Dorothy Jamieson has studied Architectural History; translated the Willington Manor Court Rolls 1394-1674 from the medieval Latin into modern English, about one hundred of them can be found on the Bedfordshire Archives website; participated in a variety of landscape history programmes; completed an M.A. in English Local History at the University of Leicester, and written “Willington and The Mowbrays- after the Peasants’ Revolt” as volume 95, for Bedfordshire Historical Record Society publications.

For more information and to book your place, please email Community Arts Officer Sally Christopher at sallyc@greensandcountry.com

Photo Greensand Ridge Walk
cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Jonathan Thacker – geograph.org.uk/p/6211278