Saturday, 10 March 2012

The Prince who lived in Old Buckenham

Only a week to go
If you are interested in local history then you may like to come along to a talk in Old Buckenham entitled ‘The Prince who lived in Old Buckenham’. Two-thirds of the tickets have already been sold  so don't put off getting yours any longer.
This will be an illustrated talk by Peter Bance and has been organised by the Old Buckenham Village Newsletter supported by the Attleborough Heritage Group.
Peter Bance is a renowned expert on the Duleep Singh family. He will be explaining how the Maharaja Duleep Singh was exiled to Britain at the age of 13 and was befriended by Queen Victoria who was godmother to several of his children. One of the sons, Prince Frederick, was born in 1868 and came to live in Old Buckenham Hall in 1897. Three of Frederick's sisters, the princesses Bamba, Catherine and Sophia, also came to live at the Manor House alongside Old Buckenham Green.
Frederick lived the life of a country squire at his 340 acre estate surrounding Old Buckenham Hall, he bought Old Buckenham windmill in 1900 and even erected a monument at the Hall to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
So come along and enjoy hearing about the prince and princesses that lived in Old Buckenham on Saturday 17 March in Old Buckenham Village Hall.
The talk will start at 7pm, admission costs £5 (to include homemade refreshments) and the event is in aid of Village Hall funds
Tickets are now available from the Old Buckenham village shop, the Attleborough Heritage Centre in Station Road, Attleborough, or from the Old Buckenham blog editor. For more information you can email

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