Don’t miss talk about celebrity Georgian

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Find out about the sensational story of Kitty Fisher at an illustrated talk in Emsworth on Monday.

Bob France is making a return visit to tell the story of Kitty Fisher, a ‘superstar’ of 1760s London, and the events behind the innocent sounding nursery rhyme Lucy Locket, which contains the lines ‘Lucy Locket lost her pocket, Kitty Fisher found it’.

Mr France will explain how Kitty built her celebrity image and why Sir Joshua Reynolds painted her more times than he painted any other woman.

The talk gives an insight into the decade when Fishermania swept Georgian London among the emergence of mass media publishing.

The talk is in the Mountford Rooms, Emsworth Community Centre, North Street, Emsworth PO10 7DD at 7.30pm.

Tickets are available at the door.

For Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust members it costs £2 and for non-members it is £3.

For more information go to or call 01243 378091.