The illegitimate daughter of a financier exiled for fraud, the mistress of King Louis XV for 21 years, which gave her huge political influence, Madame de Pompadour spent fortunes on the decorative arts and was responsible for the development of the porcelain manufactory at Sèvres, which became one of the most famous in Europe. On 10th March at 8.00pm at Linton Memorial Hall, Nicholas Merchant will tell the fascinating story of this remarkable woman and her legacy.
The guest speaker at Linton Antique Society’s Annual Lunch on 17 March at Wetherby Golf Club is TV antiques expert James Lewis, who regularly appears on Flog It! and Antiques Road Trip. Open to all, the event costs £25.
Further details on www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk or by phoning 01937 589020.
Next Meeting and AGM: 14 April, 7.30pm. The Rise and Fall of Georgian York with Julia Mander. Note change of speaker.
A copy of the press release may be downloaded here.