Sir John Vanbrugh's magnificent house and estate was once nationally famed and has close connections with national figures and events as well as with the industrial development of Bristol.

It has been much neglected and its historic importance overlooked.

This illustrated talk highlights the importance of this historic estate and sheds a little light on the recent discoveries by the Kings Weston Action Group.

David Barton is a Bristol based architect who helped to set up the Kings Weston Action Group to focus attention on a much misunderstood part of the city. He now runs the group with other like-minded volunteers, regularly taking dorect action to salvage the gardens and restore the fortunes of the historic estate.

This is a Civic Society event.  Wednesday, Dec 12, 7.30 pm, Upper Meeting Room, Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, BS6 6JE  Members £2, Non-members £5

Some background to the history of the house can be found here:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bristol/content/articles/2008/03/31/kingsweston_house_feature.shtml

and here: http://list.english-heritage.org.uk/resultsingle.aspx?uid=1000335