Frances Manners, Dowager Duchess of Rutland 1937-2024

The Duchess, who died on 21st January 2024, was a big supporter of the biz club from the start and also our founder Geoffrey Pointon.  The Duchess was President of the Rutland and Melton Conservative Association for many years. Generous with her time and firm in her beliefs, she had a spirit of steel and a heart of gold.  

Generous with her time, sharing her home, hosting events and raising funds for charity over the years.
Our sincere condolences are sent to her family, she will be greatly missed at our lunches.