Lady Elizabeth and Ledsham

June Brunt has written a book about Lady Elizabeth Hastings and her history in Ledsham. (P525B337)
June Brunt has written a book about Lady Elizabeth Hastings and her history in Ledsham. (P525B337)

Ledsham author June Brunt has written a new book remembering Lady Elizabeth Hastings’ links with the village.

In 1982 Mrs Brunt, 84, organised a year of celebrations in the village to mark the 300th anniversary of Lady Elizabeth’s birth.

Mrs Brunt said: “I was very interested in Lady Elizabeth and I realised that 1982 would be 300 years since she was born and I thought we should celebrate that.

“So I organised different events every month and this book relives everything that happened that year.

“I thought she was a wonderful woman and I wanted to know a lot more about her.”

Mrs Brunt’s book, 1982: A special year in Ledsham Parish, will be first available at Ledsham Fair this weekend and costs £10.

It contains colour photographs from the events held during the year along with a report on each event.

Ledsham Fair runs from 11am to 4pm on Saturday.