Sulgrave Manor staff celebrated 100 years since the manor was purchased by an Anglo-American/Canadian peace committee at a special ceremony on Sunday.
HE Matthew Barzun, USA ambassador to the Court of St James, and the Rt Hon Earl Spencer attended the celebrations. The committee purchased the manor – the ancestral home of George Washington – in 1914 to mark his part in the foundation of the American state. Pictured are members of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. These ladies are direct desendants of the original founding men and women from the first 13 colonies of America. They are Dede Arbogast, Laura Rutherford, Bess Fuchs and Sue Knepper.