This year the festival celebrates its 175th anniversary. The festival as we now know it originated in Buxton 1840, The 6th Duke of Devonshire arranged for a fountain to be built as a ready and reliable source of water, a great convenience for the towns people of Higher Buxton, Continue reading “The Buxton Wells Dressing Festival 2015 July 4th – 13th”
Are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin…. I am fortunate enough to have a fantastic job, I’m a Tour Guide and have the privilege of spending my days in one of Britain’s most beautiful historic houses; Chatsworth House is set in the heart of the Peak District and is the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. This season is especially exciting in my opinion; the Duke and Duchess have an exhibition named ‘Make Yourself Comfortable’ if you hadn’t already guessed by the title, it’s a display of seating. But not just any seating, it’s an unique installation of contemporary seating in a historic setting.
Everyone remembers their first kiss! I’ll certainly never forget mine, the build-up, the excitement, exhilaration, nervousness (what do I do? What if I do it wrong?) But before I could back out, it was upon me, whilst my nerve held, I closed my eyes, puckered my lips and leaned in……. Continue reading “Our first Kiss………”
Taking on the Trust, Calke Abbey is a National Trust property preserved in a state of neglected decay. The dramatic decline of many country house estates after the world wars is reflected here. The property gets its name from a former Augustinian priory that was originally on the site in the 12th century, the current baroque mansion takes its name from the locations history. Continue reading “Taking on faded granduer……..”
The Pavilion Gardens Conservatory. An exotic botanical delight. The Grade II listed Conservatory was designed by landscape gardener Edward Milner, the conservatory was first built in 1870, the Pavilion Gardens first opened in 1871. The Grade II listed Conservatory was designed by landscape gardener Edward Milner and moved and moved to its current location to make room for the Buxton Opera House in 1903. Steeped in history, this stunning floral promenade houses beautiful examples of plants and palms from far flung locations, all around the world. Step into the flourishing hot house for a stroll through tropical tranquility. – Lady Sky Continue reading “Taking on a botanical delight……..”
Taking on the delights of Throwley Old Hall ruin.
It is a large medieval manor house in the Manifold Valley. It was inhabited from early 1200 to the late 1870s.
A most enjoyable visit
– Lady Tiger Lilly