Croxteth Hall’s French connection

A FILM about a French chef who served at Croxteth Hall, in Liverpool, is to be shown at the stately home on July 14.

Croxteth Hall – the French Connection was shot in Liverpool and Avignon and looks at the life of Raymond Lempereur, chef to the last Earl of Sefton for 24 years.

The film contrasts the life of Raymond with that of Lord Sefton. A tale of two nations, two cities, two families and two classes with life stories shaped by revolution, war, food, fire and fate.

Raymond Lempereur survived the German occupation and moved to London from Vichy in 1948 to work for the French Ambassador in Kensington Palace Gardens.

After a year at the Ambassador’s residence, he was recruited as head chef to the Earl of Sefton at Croxteth Hall near Liverpool.

The film traces Raymond’s life from his childhood days, through his time in the French resistance and the many years he worked at the Hall.

The Bastille Day celebrations will also see the showing of a film about the Cunard Line and the double bill screening starts at 13:30.

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By Craig McGinty

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