Death of Anna Wernher of Luton Hoo

The Camden New Journal has a scoop this week when reporting the death of Anna Wernher.

The 85 year old is the last link with the great days of Luton Hoo.

The mansion, now an hotel, was bought in 1903 by her grandfather Sir Julius Wernher who rebuilt the house.

Anna was Sir Julius’s granddaughter. Her father was the second baronet Sir Derrick Julius Wernher who died in 1948.

He was succeeded by his brother Sir Harold who was married to Zia, daughter of a Russian Grand Duke. The couple, Anna’s uncle and aunt, welcomed the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh for a weekend every November.

Nearby East Hyde churchyard has the striking Wernher mausoleum and it is expected that Anna will be buried there.

See pages 31 and 34.

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