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Snippets of what is going on at Browsholme, written by our own team and family.

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Christmas Greetings of Old

Dec 04, 2023

The older I get, the quicker the years seem to go by. I can’t believe that we are getting ready to do Christmas tours at Browsholme Hall already. The archive work goes on apace and it was with…

Marriage and Age Gaps in 1770

Nov 30, 2023

As you know, I've begun typing up the transcriptions of Elizabeth Shackleton's diaries, and after a dull start to the task - things are starting to get interesting. Following the sacking of her…

The Jacobite Cause and the Parkers of Browsholme

Nov 23, 2023

Had you been around in the England of 1685, you would have seen coins and medals and banners proclaiming “Jacobus Rex.” Following the death of Charles II on 6 February 1685, his Catholic brother…

A Georgian Steward, sacked!

Nov 14, 2023

I've recently been tasked with typing up Elizabeth Shackleton's series of diaries, who, for those of you who don't know is a famed English Diarist. Born Elizabeth Parker to John Parker,…

A Victorian Cost of Living Crisis

Oct 30, 2023

The current cost of living crisis is affecting many people who find themselves facing hard times, as it did too in the Victorian Era.

Mother of Pearl Gaming Counters from Canton, China

Oct 18, 2023

Mother of pearl gaming counters were ordered, rather like the armorial porcelain of which you have a set at Browsholme, via. the East India Company trading with Canton


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…