Post by Vicky Ayech
Fb group says Mandy Beesborough has one too and the affair prevented
Brian going to Alice's birth and Alice and India Beesborough were
mistaken for sisters at the pony club when small. I knew nothing of
this. Is it just Archers Spoilers fantasy?
The Archers Encyclopaedia and The Book of The Archers both say that the
Aldridges met the flame haired temptress at the Pony Club in 1987, when
Kate took up riding. Mandy was running the club and was interested in
having the Christmas Rally at Home Farm. Brian was impressed by her and
found opportunities for further meetngs. Jenny was not happy to find her
at Home Farm so often. The last straw came when Brian invited Mandy to
join his party at the races on the day that Alice was born. As a result
Jenny made sure that Brian sent Mandy packing.
There is no hint in either book that Brian and Mandy were ever close
enough to produce a child.
A few years ago there was a book club in Ambridge. One of the choices
was Mistress Of The Paddocks by local author Carinthia Hart. It was the
story of 'local landowner Byron Ridgeway' and 'avid horsewoman Miranda
Birdsall'. There was speculation that it was actUally the story of Brian
and Mandy, much to Jenny's embarrassment. I think we were led to believe
that it was quite a steamy story, which might imply that the same was
true of Brian and Mandy, but then, there is no proof that is was their