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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…

Uncovering a Scandal in the Archives

Sep 27, 2021

by Linda Sawley

I’ve been a tour guide at Browsholme Hall for many years now and it has been a privilege to be allowed to show people round this lovely family home. The characters have become very real to me over…

October Half-Term Inspiration

Sep 24, 2021

Autumn is my favourite season at Browsholme, the landscape turns from a lush green to golden hues of oranges, yellows and reds. The sun casts a beautiful light all day round, and there's a smell…

Camping in a Puddle vs. Glamping in the Woodland Glade

Apr 01, 2021

Eleanor

Happy first of April everyone! Now the days are getting longer (finally!) after what feels like the longest winter of-all-time, and we’re getting a bit more freedom – it’s time to start planning…