Archive for: September 2015

Victorian Apple Harvest at Audley End

Apple harvest Audley End
Posted:
25 September 2015
Posted By:
Gemma Sturges
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

The kitchen garden at Audley End is a hive of activity during September's apple harvest. From D’Arcy Spice to Knobby Russets, 150 varieties of weird and wonderful heritage apples are grown every year at Audley, cultivated using traditional Victorian gardening techniques. With our annual apple fest...

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Stonehenge: A Monumental Auction

Auctioneer at Stonehenge, September 2015
Posted:
20 September 2015
Posted By:
Susan Greaney
Categories:
History Uncovered

One hundred years ago, Cecil Chubb walked into an auction house in Salisbury and walked out as the new owner of Stonehenge. His impulse buy marked a turning point, not just in the ownership of the ancient stones but in the story of how Stonehenge and its surrounding landscape has been cared for and ...

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English Monarchs With The Longest Reign

Queen Elizabeth II
Posted:
7 September 2015
Posted By:
Steven Brindle
Categories:
History Uncovered

On 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning English monarch in history, breaking Queen Victoria’s record. Who are our other longest-reigning monarchs, how did their reigns change England and Britain, and what can you see of their reigns today? Queen Victoria - Reigned for...

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