Steventon book launch

10 September, 2016 (All day)
Steventon book launch in Steventon church

VCH Hampshire were delighted to launch their second Short, Steventon, at St Nicholas church, Steventon, on 10 September 2016 in the presence of HM Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, Mr Nigel Atkinson, and Mrs Christine Atkinson. Canon Michael Kenning welcomed all the guests and spoke about the links between the church of St Nicholas and Jane Austen. Jessica Davies and Rebecca Reid represented VCH central office. Cllr Keith Chapman, chair of Hampshire County Council and Cllr Paul Frankum, deputy mayor of Basingstoke represented the county and the district.

Marilyn Wright and her volunteers from Steventon parish council  made all very welcome and served excellent homemade cakes and biscuits. Anna McNair Scott, chair of the Hants VCH committee, offered celebratory champagne to all after the talks. 

The rain failed to spoil our enjoyment of the occasion.