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Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


Christening of Yseult Hermione Aurea Alethea Clifton
Lytham, 1908




It is many years since Lytham Hall contained such a happy party as this week, in anticipation of Saturday morning's christening ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Clifton invited a number of their friends and relatives to spend a holiday here, and the party comprises many illustrious people.

Chief among them is the Grand Duke Michael of Russia, who has a fine castle in Staffordshire [Keele Hall?]. Countess Torby was to have come as well, but an attack of influenza has kept her at home. The Earl of Loudoun, Lord Osborne Beauclerk, the Hon. Walter Maxwell, and Mr. D. B. Hall, were also among the guests, and Mr. Jas Fair joined them for the “shoot" on Wednesday and yesterday, Plumpton Hall vicinity was visited on Wednesday, and the ladies joined the party for luncheon here. The total bag was 233 head, principally pheasant. Yesterday the local coverts were shot over in charming weather, and with much success.

Mr. Wykeham Clifton has been over from Warton during the day, and enjoyed a chat with the guests. Captain Beauclerk had had to return, but most of the party are staying the week end for Mrs. Clifton’s concert on Monday evening. The Grand Duke however, will return home after his duties at Saturday’s christening ceremony.



The Grand Duke Michael [Alexandrovich] of Russia, brother of the Czar of Russia, and a distinguished company were present to-day at the christening at St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, Lytham, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Talbot Clifton, lord of the manor.

The event was of considerable interest in North West Lancashire, and the church was decorated. The child was christened Yseult Hermione Aurea Alethea Clifton. Among the guests were Lord and Lady Loudoun, the Countess of Torby, and Miss Maxwell Stewart.

Bolton Evening News - Saturday 19 December 1908

Mr & Mrs Clifton's shooting party at Lytham. L-R: Lord Beauclerk; Violet Clifton;-???-;-???-; Douglas Hall; Lady Louson; Lord Loudon; Herbert Maxwell; Grand Duke Michael; John Talbot Clifton.

Mr & Mrs Clifton's shooting party at Lytham, December 1908. L-R: Lord Beauclerk, Violet (Beauclerk) Clifton, unknown lady a, unknown lady b, Douglas Hall, unknown lady c, Lady Loudon, Lord Loudon, Herbert Maxwell, Grand Duke Michael, John Talbot Clifton.

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