News From Woolverstone

Astonishing Life of Mary Berners Revealed

Saturday, January 18, 13.00 

An in-depth illustrated talk is planned to be held to tell the astonishing story of the life and times of Mary Alice Berners, eldest daughter of Charles Hugh Berners who was squire at Woolverstone Hall (pictured) between 1891 and 1919. 

The talk will be given by former teacher at Woolverstone High School, and current parish council chairman Simon Pearce who has been exploring Woolverstone local history, who invited people to glimpse through a window on to a part of our Peninsula history. 

Mr Pearce said: "Alice's story has fascinated me for more than four years and is of quite extraordinary colour, breadth and interest spanning the British Empire at its height and yet so local to ourselves." 

The talk will be held on Friday March 27th at 7.30 pm at Berners Hall, Woolverstone.  Entry is £6.00 - with a glass of wine (or other refreshment) included with the ticket Email: simonrpearce@gmx.co.uk or phone 01473 780009 for tickets or more details.

Tickets can also be bought at Orwell Stores, Chelmondiston.

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