Sizergh Castle & Gardens Visit, June 2015

Sizergh Castle Visit

On 25th June a group of seventeen members met at the Cafe at Sizergh Castle (some having previously enjoyed lunch there). We were greeted by our member Mike Hornung who is a regular guide around the gardens and by Russ whose interest is in the buildings and architecture.

We then met one of the permanent staff at the Castle who gave us a fascinating insight into the history of the building and the Strickland family after which we were left to go around the Castle where the voluntary guides in each room were most helpful.

Some of us had a brief stop in the cafe for tea before all being shown round the gardens and the exterior of the buildings by Mike and Russ. Unfortunately the rain decided to make an appearance as we set off – but it was summer after all!

The afternoon closed as the Castle closed at 5.00 with the day being counted as a success, despite the weather. The talk before our inside visit and the guidance of Mike and Russ were much appreciated and gave an insight which added to the joy of seeing such a splendid building, enhanced by reason of its still being a family home.

 

Stuart Harling

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