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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).…

A Letter from the Trenches

Nov 09, 2021

Among the 'Parker of Browsholme' Archive is this poignant letter written by Major George Allan Heron (1877-1948) of the Royal West Kents while he was in the trenches in France. He writes to his…

Ghostly Goings On at Browsholme

Oct 26, 2021

One of the most common questions asked when you live or work at Browsholme is: do you not get scared? Or slight variants on the theme – are there any ghosts?

Autumn Fungi Spotting

Oct 12, 2021

by Jacob and Lynne

Mushrooms may get far lower billing than birds and wildflowers, but there is a renaissance of interest in these beautiful, unique organisms. Parks and woodlands host spectacular mushrooms--and…