Llanelli Community Heritage AGM & Lecture
Tuesday 11th March 2014 at 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Function Room of The Metropolitan, 1 Station Rd., Llanelli
Lecture by Dr. David Davies
Forget About Llanelly House, Just Make Sure Napoleon Doesn't Get the Dead Dog
Revisiting the Mysteries of the Stepney-Chambers Inheritance
In the light of the opening of Llanelly House to the public, historian, author and LCH advisory panel member Dr David Davies revisits the stranger-than-fiction mystery of how it passed from the Stepney to the Chambers family. He also examines a forgotten period in the house's history, when it was owned by one of the richest and most degenerate men of the Regency period, looks at the strange story of how and why Sir John Stepney's dead dog was transported across Napoleonic Europe, and considers the intriguing possibility that the Stepneys had a 'lost heir'.