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Ribbesford House

Tuesday 17 April - Andrew Grant will be hosting its Spring Auction, at the Crown and Sandys, Ombersley.

Amongst the lots available include the grand Ribbesford House. This property has an amazing heritage, with a variety of notable connections throughout its history.

The most iconic connection for us is to Stanley Baldwin, former Conservative British Prime Minister, who was born in the Worcestershire, riverside town of Bewdley. Stanley Baldwin dominated the government between the two World Wars and is the only Prime Minister to have served under three Monarchs. It is reported that he used Ribbesford House for the training of the Free French, with many visits from Charles De Gaulle. Rudyard Kipling, cousin of Stanley Baldwin was also a regular visitor.

Stanley Baldwin coined the phrase ‘One Nation’, putting it into practice with important social reform such as introducing the first pension’s scheme, extending health insurance and unemployment benefit, and giving women the vote on the same terms as men.

Andrew Grant and wife Beatrice, who is the great granddaughter of Stanley Baldwin, have been working with Bewdley Civic Society to raise funds to erect a statue of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin. The intention is to unveil a full-scale bronze statue in Load Street, Bewdley, commissioned from the acclaimed sculptor, Martin Jennings to honour Stanley Bladwin, now considered one of Worcestershire's most famous sons. 

Register now to learn more about Ribbesford House and attending our auction on Tuesday 17 April, 6pm.

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