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Aug 22, 2023

At this time of year, thoughts turn to the new school term. Reports have been read and acted upon and new clothes purchased. For some children, going to a new school is a big milestone in their…

Bucrania and Classical Architecture at Browsholme

Aug 16, 2023

Bucrania images appear to cross all the architectural styles of the ancient world, and were a form of carved decoration often utilised in Classical Architecture. This may be why they were deemed…

“Come on Yorkshire’: Colonel Parker's Cry Rallies Men

Jul 28, 2023

Watching his former battalion putting in an attack during the Battle of Breville in Normandy, Colonel Robert. G Parker of Browsholme Hall saw his successor killed and immediately ran over to lead…

Every Mother's Nightmare

Jul 04, 2023

No mother wants to hear the words from their son (or daughter nowadays) that they intend going in the army. It was no different in Georgian England, although it was only boys who wanted to, or…

Cross Writing.

May 22, 2023

Have you ever written a ‘cross’ letter? Perhaps you have a complaint about a product you’ve bought or some shoddy service or someone has just annoyed you ... Cross writing meant something very…

A Hurricane in England? You’ve got to be joking!

Apr 27, 2023

A Hurricane in England? You’ve got to be joking! Or so we thought when we read about it in a letter in the Browsholme Hall archives. The letter was written by Ellen Parker to her father, Thomas…

Staff Shortages and Servants Houses

Feb 22, 2023

I would never have expected staff shortages to be a problem in the 1800s, but apparently they were. You can’t say history doesn’t repeat itself! Reading through the enormous amount of letters…