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Eco-escapes to Browsholme

Aug 29, 2022

The Mystery of the High Heeled Shoe

Jul 21, 2022

with thanks to Rebecca Shawcross for her help.

If I were to ask you when you thought this high heel was made, what would you say? If your answer was 1700 -1720 ish, we would have completely agreed with you, and if you had gone further on to…

The Naughty Schoolboy and the Circus

Jul 14, 2022

Does the letter contain protestations of innocence or beg his father’s forgiveness and promises to do better, as we, dear reader, would probably do? No. It doesn’t even mention the report.

April Tree Planting

Apr 27, 2022

As part of the Queen’s Green Canopy for her jubilee year we have invited all our 2022 couples to come and plant a tree to commemorate their wedding with us here. With months of meticulous…

Life as told by Accounts, 1833 - 1840

Feb 02, 2022

Anna looks at Edward Parker’s Account Book which details “monies received on and since his taking possession of Browsholme the 24 Aug 1833" up to 1940. Expenditure always offers a fascinating…

Songs to walk down the aisle to

Dec 14, 2021

If you turn to good old Google, and type in ‘best songs to walk down the aisle to’ – it comes up with over 3.5 million results. How can you possibly choose from all those?! Which got us thinking, surely, with over 12 years of wedding experience we can help here? ....

Photo by Nick English Photography

Wedding Shenanigans... in the 1840's

Nov 23, 2021

Last time I told a story from the archive room it was about the breakup of a marriage between Thomas Goulbourne Parker and his wife Mary Ann (neé Carr, daughter of John Carr, the architect).…