'Mr Soane Came to Breakfast': two Georgian gentlemen and a house in Bury St Edmunds

Adrian Tindall SpeakerNet Sponsor

East of England
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Retired Professional
Paid: £70 plus expenses
6th May 2022
Georgians | Georgian History | Sir John Soane | Architecture

How did Mr Bury St Edmunds James Oakes persuade renowned architect Sir John Soane to design an extension to his home in Guildhall Street, Bury St Edmunds in 1788? This illustrated talk will describe this unlikely collaboration and show the evidence of it that can be seen today.

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About Adrian Tindall

I am an accredited Green Badge Guide and Chairman of the Bury St Edmunds Association of Registered Tour Guides. I have taught adult education evening classes for many years and talked widely to local groups and societies.

I was a professional archaeologist for over forty years, including twenty as county archaeologist in Hereford and Worcester, Cheshire and Cambridgeshire, and I have carried out fieldwork in East Anglia, the Midlands, Yorkshire, the North West, Wales, the Orkneys, Italy and Libya.

I am a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. Although retired from professional archaeology, I remain a Trustee of West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village Trust and chair the Editorial Board of East Anglian Archaeology.

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