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Historian to talk about Lavenham’s extroverts

RG 'Pum' Gayer-Anderson (centre) ANL-150519-145501001
RG 'Pum' Gayer-Anderson (centre) ANL-150519-145501001

Historian Dr Louise Foxcroft is to give a talk on the astonishing life of Major RG ‘Pum’ Gayer-Anderson with his grandson Theo Gayer-Anderson.

Dr Foxcroft will give readings from her book ‘The Irish Pasha’, compiled from the memoirs of the former Lavenham resident.

‘Pum’ Gayer-Anderson had an astonishing life as a soldier, poet and most of all, collector of ancient Egyptian artefacts during his time as a British Official in Cairo.

With his twin brother he rescued Little Hall in Lavenham in the 1920s and 30s and filled it with an eclectic mix of antiques, pictures, books, china and art.

The pair were well known in the village for their eccentric lifestyle and dress sense.

The talk takes place on June 13, at 7.30pm at the Guildhall in the village.

Places are limited so booking is essential. Please call 01284 811084.

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