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Margaret Ovenden on ‘A Bountiful Banker: Angela Coutts’
22nd February 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm£6
A fascinating Talk, ‘Angela Burdett-Coutts; The Bountiful Banker’ followed by a very Special Tea and a Raffle!
Having inherited a £1.8m fortune from her grandfather following the death of her stepmother, Harriet Mellon, Angela Burdett-Coutts was forbidden by 19th-century social convention from becoming involved in the Bank. She chose instead to channel her formidable energy and desire to make a difference into philanthropy. Made a Baroness in 1871 by Queen Victoria for her charitable work, Angela was the first woman to have been made a peer in recognition of her accomplishments and was widely known as the ‘Queen of the Poor’ for the work she did in London. Charles Dickens, a client of Coutts, was her almoner for some time and she supported many of his causes for social reform.
To hear more, join us on Thursday 22 February at 3pm in St Peter’s Main Hall when our local and much in demand raconteuse, Margaret Ovenden will once again delight us with one of her amusing and informative talks, ‘A Bountiful Banker: Angela Burdett-Coutts’, after which there will be a delicious and special tea and a raffle*. Tickets only £6, so first come, first served!
The St Peter’s Church Fundraising Team invite you to an informative and fun talk about this remarkable lady, by one of our best local raconteuses, Margaret Ovenden. This will be followed by a delicious and special tea and a raffle.
Only 50 places, so book NOW at the Parish Office, Hopeville Ave. Only £6 per head.