The Best Burglar in the County – Joan Wake and the Northamptonshire Record Society

Roade Local History Society

Wednesday, 27th October 2021

Neil Lyon’s talk will be about Joan Wake, who turned up at pretty much every Northants country house in the 1920s and 1930s, bullying the owners into entrusting their archives into her care. She was described as ‘the Best Burglar in the County’, a description which she relished.

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