Beverley Nichols Weekend

The Beverley Nichols Weekend has been planned to celebrate and commemmorate the life of Glatton’s most famous resident on the 120th anniversary of his birth. Despite his prodigious creative ouput and position at the very centre of high society in the twenties and thirties, the memory of Beverley Nichols has faded in the public consciousness. In September 2018, the parish of Glatton and the Fenland Trust plan to rekindle interest in the life of a man who rubbed shoulders with the luminaries of his age in the place that he loved most; Glatton.


Glatton is a village and civil parish in Cambridgeshire, England. Glatton lies approximately 8 miles south-west of Peterborough, near to the villages of Conington, Yaxley and Stilton.

Weekend Events

Village Hall

Roaring 20’s/30’s function Friday 7th September. Literary exhibition of the work & life of Beveley Nichols with classic car show Sunday 9th September.

St Nicholas’ Church

Service of commemoration and unveiling of a memorial to Beverley Nichols with the Fenland Trust. Sunday 9th September.

St Nicholas  is part of the Diocese of Ely. The church is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday book however none of the original building now remains. A notable feature of the church is its tower which was built in about 1500 AD.

Addison Arms Beer Festival

Courtesy of landlady Ruth & landlord Ray Groves. Celebrate at the Addison Arms, Glatton with a pint of hand crafted “Beverley Nichols” ale by Angles Ales. Bottles of the commemorative ale will be available to purchase and take away. Friday 7th to Sunday 9th September.

The Addison Arms has stood in the village of Glatton since the beginning of the 18th century and is named after playwright Joseph Addison, a relative of first landlord Peter Addison who built the pub after a tavern that had initally stood on the site was demolished.

It has Dutch influences in its architecture and has a notable spine-beam which was common in 18th century buildings. Although extended to the rear in relatively-recent times, the pub still retains its original silhouette.

We both know, you and I, that if all men were gardeners, the world at last would be at peace.
Beverley Nichols

Green Grows the City: The Story of a London Garden

The Parish of Glatton

The Fenland Trust

Sawtry History Society

University of Reading

University of Delaware

Penguin Random House