Lucas: A Swan and her Friends


Gotta love people whose expenses include the likes of the following caustic comments alongside the payments:

Carline’s man with cart full of disappointment


“[To] Old, dirty, ungrateful Lloyd


Halston gardener, with horrid melon


Ale from ‘Hand,’ not fit to be drank

In 1907 E.V. Lucas published a biography of The Lichfield Swan, Miss Seward — a great friend to the Ladies of Llangollen. (I will be posting letters to and from Miss Seward at a later date.) Towards the end of the book is this lengthy chapter on Sarah and Eleanor, copied here in full.

The Ladies had rather a love/hate relationship with the Hand Hotel — which is still extant in Llangollen.


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