Episode 38

Kings Weston House: The War Years and Beyond

Kings Weston Estate was once famous throughout Europe for the gardens and spectacular views. It attracted German princes, Russian aristocracy and even the French nobleman Malsherbes, defence council to Louis XVI – obviously before they were both guillotined. 

The last episode talked about the early days but now we look into the last century onwards, examining what the house was used for and how it helped the local community. PLUS there's an interview with the new owner, John Barbey who's love of history really shines through.

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SOURCES

Kings Weston Action Group

A Forgotten Landscape

Bristol Archives

The History of Parliament

Derby Mercury - Friday 07 June 1754

Caledonian Mercury - Monday 01 September 1729

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Hello there! My name is Alice and this is The Backtracker History Show Podcast where I ask you to join me on a meander down through the archives to find out more about the people, places and events from the past.

From tales of pirates and privateers to murderers, tragic accidents to war time escapades, this podcast has it all.
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