End of an Era Exhibition at Lotherton

End of an Era

Date/Time

March 01, 2019 - October 20, 2019

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March to October
Hall and Wildlife World: 10am-5pm
Last entry: 4.15pm

November to February
Hall and Wildlife World: 10am-4pm
Last entry: 3.15pm

Venue Lotherton

Tags Community, Display, Exhibitions,

End of and Era has been curated by Lotherton volunteers and looks at the last members of the Gascoigne family who gave Lotherton to the city of Leeds. A selection of letters written by Lotherton’s last private owner, Sir Alvary Gascoigne, during his diplomatic career are on display. They include a letter describing a private meeting Sir Alvary had with Winston Churchill in 1943.

On the 6th August 1944 Douglas Wilder Gascoigne, Sir Alvary’s son and heir, died fighting in Normandy. Exactly twenty-five years later, on the 6th August 1969 Lotherton opened to the public as a museum. The history of Douglas’s career and the eyewitness account of his death will be told through films and oral history, together with a display of personal family objects.

This display is free with normal admission into Lotherton, and is one of three exhibitions celebrating Lotherton’s 50th anniversary as a museum. Admission now available – Buy Tickets

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