Henry Handel Richardson birthday

Chiltern’s Lake View, the childhood home of Ethel Florence Lindsey Richardson, better known as the author Henry Handel Richardson, has been the venue for a party to mark her birthday for more than 40 years.

The celebration takes the form a of a BYO picnic tea in the lovely Lake View garden at 18-22 Victoria Street, Chiltern from 6 pm to 9 pm on Saturday 3 January.

This year, the celebrations will be followed on the Sunday by the regular country market, held on the first Sunday of the month until March.

Now owned by the National Trust, Lake View is open Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm.