Monthly Archives: March 2013

Memoirs of Kathleen de Beaumont – her childhood at Towneley in the 1880s

Although the Friends of Towneley Park History Group’s Heritage Lottery activities will officially begin with the launch meeting at Towneley on Saturday April 13th, some work has already begun. Prue Wilkinson is researching Towneley Farmhouse and is interested in photographs of anyone, either family or servants, who lived there.

Memoirs_of Kathleen_de_Beaumont  – Kathleen de Beaumont (1876-1974), eldest child of the 1st Lord and Lady O’Hagan, wrote  her memoirs in 1964 including something of her childhood at Towneley in the 1880s. Here are extracts including a recollection of her visit to the Home Farm and of the Edmondson family who lived there,