New Hanover County Library to celebrate premiere of Downton Abbey’s fourth season

WILMINGTON, NC November 21, 2013 – Celebrate the premiere of Downton Abbey’s fourth season with a light English tea buffet, as Dr. Paul Townend discusses upcoming events on the show in the context of post-World War I Britain.

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The event will take place at New Hanover County Northeast Library, located at 1241 Military Cutoff Road, on Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 2 p.m..

Paul Townend serves as an Associate Professor and is Chair of the History department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. He offers courses in Modern European history, Modern and Early Modern British and Irish history, and the British Empire. For more information on Dr. Townend, visit​.

“Downton Abbey Revisited” is the first in the 2014 Spring Speaker Series organized by the Friends of the NHC Library. Registration is not required for this free program.

News, reviews and interviews about the popular PBS Masterpiece Theatre series Downton Abbey, as well as histories and novels that its fans will enjoy, are listed in NHC Library’s guide to “All Things Downtown”.

The Friends of the New Hanover County Public Library is a non-profit 501(c)(3) association of dues-paying members. Their goals are to focus public attention on the Library’s resources and services, and to encourage the constant development of library services and facilities for the community.

New Hanover County Public Library offers citizens and visitors access to technology, information resources, and special collections relating to the area’s history and cultural heritage. To learn more about its four library branches and extensive online resources call 910-798-6301 or visit

For more information about “Downton Abbey Revisited” contact Dorothy Hodder at (910) 798-6323 or email​

Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson

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Michael "Beach Mick" Hudson is the founder and Editor of Beach Carolina Magazine. Living along the coast of North Carolina, Mike has a passion for the beach and loves to bring news and events of the Carolinas to others around the world.

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