Twickenham Luminaries: Nellie Ionides and Orleans House

14 Sep 2020 - 14 Sep 2020
6:00 pm

Pope's Grotto Trust and English Heritage’s Marble Hill have organised a series of five free virtual lectures on successive evenings starting on Monday 14th September. Each lecture will shine a light on a particular individual associated with a historic building in Twickenham and will be given by an acknowledged expert.  

Orleans House, home to the French royal family in the nineteenth century, was demolished in 1926. Without the foresight of local resident The Honourable Nellie Ionides, it is likely that the glorious Octagon Room would have suffered the same fate. It will be delivered by Minna Andersen, a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide and a volunteer at Orleans House Gallery. More about the talk and the lecturer can be found here together with booking information.

Lectures will start at 6 pm and last for approximately 20 minutes with time being allowed for questions and answers at the end. The event will end at or before 7 pm. They will be delivered using Zoom so you will need a computer or tablet with the Zoom program/app on it. You will be sent a link by email shortly before the lecture begins and you should follow this link at the appropriate time to join the audience. If you haven't used Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the appropriate software as soon as you try to join.

Presented by Pope's Grotto Preservation Trust