St Nicolas' Church, St Nicolas' Lane, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5NH
Many people are curious about an unusual gravestone in St Nicolas' churchyard which marks the last resting place of a Russian Princess, but few know anything about her. Lydia Yavorska, Princess Bariatinsky, made her name as an actress in St Petersburg around 1900, then came to take the London stage by storm. She was a fashion icon who also supported the Suffragette movement. Returning to her homeland during WWI, she lived through the Russian Revolution and narrowly escaped arrest by the Bolsheviks. She returned to England but her health was broken and she died in 1921. This new audio-visual presentation will show how the true story of her life was more dramatic than many of the plays in which she appeared.
This event took place in September 2013 and the entry is now archived.
Apart from the raised area in the chancel the rest of the church is flat and at ground level. Access to the toilet from inside the church is through a narrow doorway, but wheelchair users can reach the toilet by entering through a wider door on the north side of the church, which is just opposite the toilet.
Max 60 people per tour/event.
Please note that there is no vehicular access to St Nicolas' Lane from Steyning Road - entry for cars is from the Upper Shoreham Road. Map link.
Date last modified: 6th August 2013 at 13:34