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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Jane Austen Regency Week


Jane Austen Regency Week is a week of events taking place in Alton and Chawton, Hampshire, where Jane Austen happily spent the last years of her life. The event takes place from 18th to 26th June, 2011.

Jane Austen Regency Week is an event run by a group of local volunteers and features events varying from talks and tours of Alton and Chawton, music evenings and drama, films and a fun-sounding Alton Regency Day fair.

Chawton village


Chawton Cottage (Jane Austen’s House)


St Nicholas Church, Chawton


Chawton House


Alton High Street

To get a feel of these places, you can see my tour of Alton and Chawton from last summer. 

What I would give to participate in these events! But we are expecting a baby and I will not be able to travel in the last trimester. Looking forward to seeing the reports from participants!


  1. Oh Anna, congratulations to you and your husband. A baby, that's great. Can we guess what names you are considering? I think us Jainites could have a bit of input in that respect!!
    Ha! Ha! Ha! Take no notice of me. I'm very pleased for you both.

    Getting back to the Jane Austen festival at Alton. I am going to try and get to the talk at Chawton House Library on the 21st or 23rd.

    If I manage to get there I will write a review and post it on Jane Austen's World.

    All the best, and congratulations once again.


  2. Well thank you, Tony! Well of course I would love to name a girl Jane, but I'm not sure my husband would agree ;-)

    Hope you'll get to go to Alton. Would love to read your review from there!

  3. Congratulations on the baby!

    I was hoping to go to a few of the events but it seems that I happen to be really busy just during that week!!! Typical!

  4. Well thank you, Issy! Sorry to hear that you can't make it to Chawton... well perhaps next year!


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