The Rubbin’ House at the top of Chalk Pit Lane

Over the past year a small group of us have been establishing The Lavant History Project and we are discovering so many interesting facts and are looking forward to collating them and even maybe publishing small booklets. We were recently asked by the South Downs...

Anthony Gormley bollards at The Kennels

I was so excited the other day to come across the ‘original’ Gormley bollards in Bellenden Road, Peckham, South London! So I had to park the car up and take a couple of pics! For those of you who perhaps do not know The Kennels at Goodwood may be wondering...

Queen Catherine of Braganza

When I was working at Goodwood one afternoon this summer one of the visitors told me a few interesting facts about King Charles II’s consort – Queen Catherine of Braganza. It turned out that this chap is a volunteer researcher at Osterley Park and loves...

Regency Dancers at Goodwood’s Waterloo Exhibition

Goodwood’s Summer Exhibition this year focuses, not surprisingly, on the role the Richmond family played during the build up to the Battle of Waterloo. The 4th Duke plus his Duchess and large family had been living out in Brussels since the previous year,...

Richmond House, Whitehall

This is view of Richmond House, the Department for Health, located at 79 Whitehall, London. Did you know that this is the site of one of the grandest houses of the 18th Century? Of course, the name gives it away… The previous Richmond House was designed by Lord...

Charles, 7th Duke of Richmond and Gordon

Being the owner of the Gordon Estate in Scotland was of huge importance to the 7th Duke of Richmond. He loved nothing better than every summer, after the final day of Glorious Goodwood, the whole family plus the servants would decamp and spend the summer at the...