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St Albans Mayor and Mace-bearer join the Talk on Notorious Georgian Mayors

The Elegance & Scandals of Georgian St Albans – St Albans Mayor and Mace-bearer joined Kate Morris’ February lecture on 18th century St Albans

Honorary Alderman Kate Morris Mayor and Mace-bearerhas created an enthralling series of lectures on 18th and early 19th century St Albans giving an exciting opportunity to explore the city’s rich history. In support of St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust’s renaissance: St Albans project to create a new museum and gallery in the Georgian Grade II* listed St Albans Town Hall, the lectures offer a chance to learn more about the past history and future plans for the city.

Kate and Mayor

The first two lectures took place before Christmas and delighted audiences with tales of St Albans in the days of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough and the Dowager Countess Spencer through the 18th century. The series continued in February with the Mayor of St Albans and the Mace-bearer attending to hear about the vagaries of the Corporation and notorious mayors of the Borough. The last lecture in March focuses on how life was for ordinary people of the town. After each lecture there is a guided walk on the following Sunday, to highlight the places where events took place.

Architects John McAslan + Partners and exhibition designers Urban Salon have been appointed to develop the plans for St Albans’ new museum and art gallery project. St Albans Museum and Galleries Trust are raising £1.7 million in order to secure the remaining funds from the Heritage Lottery Fund by July 2015.

We need people to help make it happen! – by donating, holding fundraising events, volunteering, spreading the word, and coming to these lectures and guided walks. More details on how you can help make it happen here.

Lecture 4 – “Making Ends Meet” – 19th March at 7:30pm at St Albans Town Hall

Guided Walk by Ann Dean – 22nd March at 2:30pm

Tickets for lectures and walks are available from the Tourist and Information Centre, which can be found in the Town Hall building or on 01727-864511. More information can be found here.