Evening Lecture – From Powder to Piracy: The Bankes Family of Dorset

Family History


Evening Course


Judith Teasdale

21 August 2023

8:00 pm


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The Bankes family have lived in Dorset at Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy since the 17th century, actively participating in 350 years of eventful history.

A 3-year project at the Dorset History Centre to open up and catalogue the archive of Bankes family revealed a treasure trove of fascinating material. Often thought-provoking, frequently intriguing, sometimes curious and occasionally sad: the stories are rich and varied.

Judith Teasdale will tell us about some of the extraordinary documents and colourful stories that were discovered, while cataloguing and conserving the contents of 800 boxes of Bankes archive material.

Pre-booked three course dinner available £31.50 per person.

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Judith Teasdale is a landscape designer and project manager who has worked in the field of historic landscapes, parks and gardens for over 25 years.

From her Somerset-based practice, she works throughout the south of England and south Wales.


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