Friends of Lydiard Park – Cakes and Tales Event

Cakes and Tales : A Free Lydiard Tregoze Family History Event
To be held at Hook, Greatfield and Greenhill Village Hall SN4 8EA
2.30pm on Friday 17 November 2023

Another chance to share your memories and explore The Lydiard Archives with Friends of Lydiard Park Chair Sarah Finch-Crisp and local historian and fellow trustee, Frances Bevan.  Donations on the day towards your home-made afternoon tea will be much appreciated.


For over fifty years The Friends of Lydiard Park have been gathering and compiling the memories and stories of people who grew up in and around Lydiard Park, creating a fascinating history of the life of the village.  Last year we filled every seat in the hall and we hope to again this year!  Since last year’s Cakes and Tales we have collected more historic photographs and stories including some wonderful images preserved by the Strange family of Hook and the Rummings family of Park Farm, Lydiard Tregoze.  Meanwhile Frances Bevan is continuing her transcriptions of the remarkable diaries of Elliot Woolford (d1940) of Hook Farm and discovering the Woolford’s close connections with the St. John family at the turn of the 20th century.



The Lydiard Archives are continually expanding and provide a wonderful digital resource for anyone interested in their local history, including school pupils who will be able to discover more about what life was like for children in the past.  Please do bring along any photographs and historical material you would like to share and we will photograph them on the spot.

Cakes and Tales is a FREE social event though we would be very grateful for your donations on the day.   The cakes are all home made by our lovely volunteers and to help with catering please book your place by emailing The Secretary, Julie Holland at or write to her at 30 Croft Road, Swindon SN1 4DQ.