The Thomas Gray 2016 project was inaugurated by the Stoke Poges Society in 2011 with the specific aim of restoring Thomas Gray’s tomb and monument. The Society, founded in 2009, exists to nurture an interest in the history of the village and its surroundings and organises a programme of events, talks and visits, walks and members’ evenings.
Recent speakers have included Professor Sir Christopher Frayling on Horace Walpole’s Cat and Lucinda Lambton on Queen Mary’s Dolls’ House.
We have visited Strawberry Hill, created by Horace Walpole, a close friend of Thomas Gray, and Ashby-de-la-Zouch, seat of the Hastings Family, which in the medieval period had strong connections with Stoke Poges. For further information on the society please click here.
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