Strawberry Hill opens its doors for the Dining Club
By Strawberry18 | Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 13:37
Strawberry Hill is launching a Dining Club on Thursday 17 October 2013 which will provide members with an opportunity to support Horace Walpole's gothic castle and enjoy 'fine dining experiences' in the historic rooms of the house.
The gallery at Strawberry Hill
Membership of the unique club will allow members to enjoy four evenings at Strawberry Hill including meals, followed by a talk from a speaker. The English inventor and Twickenham resident, Trevor Baylis OBE will address the club on the launch evening on Thursday 17 October 2013. Mr Baylis is renowned throughout the world for inventing the wind-up radio.
The television presenter and author Bamber Gascoigne will be speaking on 13 February 2014. Ffion Hague will be talking about her book The Pain and the Privilege: The Women in Lloyd George's Life on Thursday 12 June 2014. Mrs Hague is the wife of the Foreign Secretary. Lars Tharp, Antiques Roadshow expert and arts and antiques consultant will be speaking on Thursday 16 October 2014.
Antony Robson, Chairman of the Dining Club and owner of Milestone & Collis Chartered Surveyors in Twickenham said, "The Dining Club is an exciting step forward for Strawberry Hill. The members will enjoy an excellent meal with good company in the wonderful surroundings of Horace Walpole's house with a talk from an interesting speaker. Members can also bring a guest to enjoy the evenings."
Carole Patey, Trustee of the Strawberry Hill Trust said, "The club has been created to raise funds towards the Peacock Appeal which has been established to help safeguard the long term maintenance of the house and garden, the continuation of the community and learning programme and fund the return of some of Horace Walpole's treasures. Membership of the Dining Club is a great way of helping to secure the house for future generations."
For more information on Strawberry Hill and the Dining Club visit www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/diningclub