Around 40 Friends of Chartres and Uppark Guides listened to a fascinating talk by Volunteer Guide, David Bridges. David had researched every possible French connection at Uppark House and Garden from the first owner who became the Earl of Tankerville, the diaries of one of the few women to undertake a Grand Tour ( she found the French men of interest!), the notable French Chef, Mogret, right up to the appointment of Anne Serrand as Property Manager in 2021. The talk was followed by a visit to Uppark which began with coffee in the former kitchens, then a tour of the garden by David and finally a picnic lunch and visit to the house itself. The weather could have been kinder but a good time was had!