Once again the Comune di Aulla is organizing an event this week in memory of the Waterfield family who lived at the Fortezza della Brunella for many years. I am attaching the flyer about it but there are very few details. Here below is the programme for the evening for those of you who might be interested,
“What did the English who used to live at the Fortezza della Brunella (Aulla) do in their free time? To find out, Sunday 4th August, the magnificent Aullese castle will be dressed up for the occasion to invite everyone who wants to know about the traditions and customs of the Waterfield family brought from Great Britain and then, inevitably, ended up getting mixed up with those popular in Lunigiana.
The evening, which starts at 7 p.m., will recall moments and memories of the period between the two world wars, by means of photos, video clips, music, games and customs.
At the opening, it will be possible to visit the castle and the exhibition “The English love the Lunigiana” and enjoy a tableau vivant which reminds you of a typical afternoon in the early 1900s in an English garden.
At 8.30 in the hanging garden “Belvedere”, after the greetings from the local administration, the entertainment will continue with an introduction to the evening by Prof. Riccardo Boggi with a talk entitled “Memories of the presence of the English at the Brunella castle”.
Following that, Prof.ssa Jane Bacon will talk about “The Waterfield Family: leisure time and wartime”. At the end of the conference a buffet will be offered and it will be possible to go to the market stalls of local typical and artisan products. Books both in Italian and in English written by Lina Waterfield and her daughter, Kinta Beevor, will also be available.
Please remember, that to reach the Fortezza della Brunella, there will be a shuttle bus service available in Piazza Gramsci (opposite the Comune di Aulla) from 6.30 p.m. onwards.”