Blackmore Vale Magazine - Jane Austen Supper

MIGHT North Cadbury have been able to boast that Jane Austen married its Rector?

An event in the village's St Michael's Church will explore the connections between Jane and the Rev Blackall.

Ron Wood, author, musician and priest, will speculate on her visits and the names of Benet, Wickham and Wentworth, which can be found on memorial plaques in the church, and also Admiral Croft.

Angela Barlow, actor of film, stage, television and radio, will then present Jane Austen and Character - An Actor's View.

The Camelot Connection - Jane Austen and North Cadbury takes place at 6.30pm on Thursday 17th October, and will be followed by an optional fork supper at North Cadbury Court - a mediaeval house associated with the church and the Bennett family and which was possibly the basis for Kellynch Hall in Persuasion.

For more information, call 01963 440297 or 441342.