Stow Bedon’s Indian Prince H.H. Frederick Victor Duleep Singh (Prince Freddy).
Saturday 12th November 2016 2.30 p.m. at St Margaret ’s Church, Breckles, NR17 1ES
A talk by Peter Bance, Historian on the Last Maharaja of the Punjab and the Duleep Singh family.
Prince Frederick was a devout Christian and was instrumental in saving several Norfolk Churches. In 1906 Frederick took up residence at Breckles Cottage (renaming it Breckles House), Stow Bedon as a tenant of Charles Bateman Hanbury. He was often referred to locally as “The Black Prince”. Prince Frederick lived at Breckles House until 1909, when he secured a long lease for the larger Blo’ Norton Hall, where he spent the rest of his life until he died in 1926. The fascinating history of the Last Maharaja of the Punjab and his children is detailed in two books written and compiled by historian Peter Bance Sovereign, Squire and Rebel Maharaja Duleep Singh and The Duleep Singhs, the Photograph Album of Queen Victoria’s Maharaja .
In this, the 90th anniversary year of Prince Frederick’s death, we are extremely fortunate to announce that Peter Bance who has written and lectured extensively on the Duleep Singh Family will be giving at talk at St Margaret’s Church, Breckles at 2.30 pm on Saturday 12th November. Copies of Peter Bance’s books will be available for those wishing to buy a copy and he will be signing copies after the talk. Tickets at £5 are limited.
Please telephone to reserve a ticket as soon as possible:
Karen Allen 01953 498 408
Ann Cuthbert 01953 483 128