Celebrating the Regency in Alton and Chawton

Friday 8th July 2022 6:00 am
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Actress Susannah Harker, centre, played Jane Bennet in the BBC’s 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice.
Actress Susannah Harker, centre, played Jane Bennet in the BBC’s 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice (Alton Regency Week )

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Jane Austen Regency Week returned to Alton and Chawton after two years away with a programme of 45 events.

It began with Alton Regency Day, where stalls offered Regency finery and souvenirs, and a horse and carriage gave tours of the town.

This was followed by the sell-out Regency Ball at the Alton Assembly Rooms led by the Hampshire Regency Dancers.

The festival’s new patron is Caroline Jane Knight – Jane Austen’s fifth great niece and the last of her nieces to grow up at Chawton House when it was still a family home.

Jane Austen Literacy Foundation founder Caroline led a Parade for Literacy from Jane Austen’s House to Chawton House.

Caroline and her parents, Jeremy and Carol Knight, hosted a Jane Austen Regency Picnic at Chawton House with entertainment from Susannah Harker, who played Jane Bennet in the BBC’s Pride and Prejudice in 1995.

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