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June’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

  Dear Friends,   As I write we have Vikings standing in the office eating cheese sandwiches. That makes a change from Henry VIII who is often here too having a cup of coffee (I wonder if the real Henry … Continue reading

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April’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

Dear Friends,   We are so delighted to be opening again this Easter weekend. It seems like forever since we had families stretched out in the sun and children running about enjoying the grassy freedom of the Castle.   Of … Continue reading

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March’s Letter from the Curator (2017)

Dear Friends,   The is much excitement here at the castle as the build up is underway for the great Easter opening as a crowd of Vikings surge into the castle and going to thrill everyone – and scare a … Continue reading

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July’s Letter from the Curator

Dear Friends, July , hoorah and these last weeks of sunshine means England really is looking her best as one glance from our ramparts of glorious countryside will tell you. The bodged hedge gardens look better than ever this year … Continue reading

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June’s Letter from the Curator

Dear Friends, I am sorry I’m a bit late with this Curator’s letter; I’ve been dodging up and down the country speaking to marvellous audiences as a whole variety of historical characters. It has been a whirlwind tour but such … Continue reading

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May’s Letter from the Curator

Dear Friends, It really is the darling buds of May at the moment, as the hedges and trees surrounding the castle moat are just heavenly with blossom from snow white to dark pink and I am sure this year the … Continue reading

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April’s Letter from the Curator

Dear Friends, At last, light mornings and light evenings and the promise of Easter. The daffodils are just coming out on the bright green slopes of the castle and we are all looking forward to the opening of the new … Continue reading

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March Letter from the Curator

Dear Friends, At last, light mornings and light evenings and the promise of Easter. The daffodils are just coming out on the bright green slopes of the castle and we are all looking forward to the opening of the new … Continue reading

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February Curator’s Letter

Dear Friends, February is of course the month for lovers and wedding proposals and general snuggling, which is just as well because there is an icy wind hooting round the castle as I write this letter. Snowdrops are bravely pushing … Continue reading

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January Letter from the Curator

  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!   2014 is upon us and I am very hopeful that it will be a better year than this nation has had for many years as the so called ‘green shoots’ of economic recovery are upon … Continue reading

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