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From Refugees to Royalty

30 October @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The story of the Messel family and Nymans – A talk by John Hilary

On 10 March 1763, the Elector of Hanover issued a Jewish Ordinance expelling all Jews from the county of Bentheim, close to today’s border with the Netherlands,  one of those refugees was the great great grandfather of Ludwig Messel The Elector of Hanover was George III. On 6 May 1960 a direct descendant of George III married a direct descendant of Ludwig Messel.
A remarkable story that also created Nymans, one of the National Trust’s most frequently visited gardens.

Cost: Members £4 / Non-members £6

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30 October
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Victory Hall
Stockcroft Road
Balcombe, RH17 6HP United Kingdom
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