Capacity crowd for The Churches Conservation Trust Annual Lecture
The Churches Conservation Trust's seventh Annual Lecture was presented by Country Life Editor at Large Clive Aslet at the Charterhouse in the City of London on Thursday 16th October.
After a brief talk on the history of the Charterhouse from Brigadier Charlie Hobson OBE (RM), the Master of the Charterhouse, Trust Chairman Loyd Grossman introduced the lecture, which explored the history and meaning of war memorials.
Drawing inspiration from his book ‘War Memorial’, which uncovers the stories of those commemorated in the memorial at Lydford on Dartmoor, Clive spoke for an entertaining hour, illustrating his talk with the stories of memorials from around Britain, including those in the care of the Trust at St Augustine’s in Norwich and St Peter’s in Sandwich, Kent.
The lecture was warmly received by guests, with a lively question and answer session afterwards prompting some poignant observations about Britain's historic war memorials.
An award-winning writer and journalist Clive Aslet is acknowledged as a leading authority on Britain and its way of life. After serving as Editor of Country Life for 13 years he now Editor at Large and writes extensively for newspapers such as the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and the Spectator, and often broadcasts on television and radio.