Lunch at The Mill – The Panacea Trust – Wednesday, 13th April

Just over 100 years ago, a remarkable woman started a religious organisation in Bedford, believing she was the Messiah, and the town was the sacred centre of Britain. She started out as Mabel Barltrop but became known as Octavia, the eighth prophet.

Around the Albany Road area of Bedford, the group bought houses to live in, and created a house for 25 Bishops to stay and open a box of prophesies that were written by Joanna Southcott, years before.

Hear the fascinating story of how a group of mostly women persuaded people to buy healing cloth squares and created their own “Garden of Eden” by joining Vicki Manners, an archivist for the Panacea Trust, for her amazing talk at our next Lunch At The Mill event on Wednesday 13th April at noon for a two-course meal the talk, all for £17.50.

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Want to know more? You can read about the intriguing story in this BBC article.