Blencowe Families' Association Newsletter Vol. 22 No. 1 February 2007

Blencowe Family Reunion 2007

Sunday July 8th and Monday July 9th

Sunday July 8th at 12.00 noon: Assemble in Marston St Lawrence Church for a short thanksgiving service for the Blencowe Family

1 .00 pm: Buffet Lunch at Marston St Lawrence Village Hall. Tina Stapley, dressed as Lady Ann Blencowe, plans to be present to talk about her new book: The Receipt Book of Lady Anne Blencowe. There will be an opportunity to purchase copies. She will also be coming onto Weston Hall, where a very early copy of Lady Ann's book will be on show.

Weston Hall in early 20th century

3.00 pm: Visit to Weston Hall.
Mrs Susanna Sitwell will act as a guide. (Those interested may like to read the article on page 10 entitled ‘ The Blencowe - Sitwell Connection.’ There is a maximum of 30 for this tour, followed by tea. Sulgrave Manor, home of the Washington Family, who has Blencowe connections, would be an alternative venue for some. (Insert photo of Sulgrave Manor) caption Sulgrave Manor is open to the public

Monday July 9th at 12.30 pm: Buffet lunch at the Dragon School, Bardwell Rd, Oxford. This will be held in a marquee in front of the main school building.

3.00 pm. Visit to Oriel College, Oxford. Anthony Blencowe was Provost of Oriel College from 1574 to 1618. The next newsletter will contain more about the Blencowe - Oriel Connection.

So far about 30-40 members of the family have expressed interest in coming to the reunion on either one or both days. There will still be opportunities for others if they care to contact me by one of the methods below.

There will be a small charge on both days to cover lunches, admission charges etc. Details of these will be sent out in May to those who have expressed interest. Transport and accommodation must be arranged by those attending.

I should warn all planning to join us that we clash on the Sunday with the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. Therefore the roads may be very busy and accommodation limited.

Others who are interested and who have not already been in touch with me on tel: 023 9263 1066 . E-mail: peter.blencowe @

Peter Blencowe


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