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The Longleat Lock-In

WILTSHIRE England's cultural colour was drained by the loss of two of our great eccentrics in the past fortnight: the Marquess of Bath and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge musician, poet and occultist. Sat Bal warmly remembers one of the defining Longleat parties of the era.

The ‘Burleski’ bash vividly reflected the colourful chatelain of Longleat, staged at his 16th-century stately home, to celebrate the 30th birthday of son Ceawlin. Vogue and Tatler put the party in its top 5 but we'd go higher.

Here we raid the vaults to resurrect our fabulous night, in pictures.

Raise your glasses: Alexander George Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath, 6 May 1932 - 5 April 2020.     

Party organising supremo Danielle Nay with Viscount Ceawlin Thynn

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