Tagged: Wrest Park

18 Inspiring things to do in March

family at Osborne
Posted:
28 February 2017
Posted By:
Clare Wilson
Categories:
Things To Do

Whether you're looking for a day out for Mothers' Day, want to get outside and enjoy the start of spring - or just want to do something a bit different, our historic sites offer all sorts of unique experiences. Here's a look at some of the things you can do this March. Did you know? March i...

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Meet the girl who visited every site in the Monopoly game

Monopoly girl: 14-year-old Samantha Plesinger-Davis at Kenilworth Castle.
Posted:
27 February 2017
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
Your Stories

Four years ago one of the English Heritage team at Wrest Park promised Samantha Plesinger-Davis tea and cake if she visited every site on our special edition Monopoly game. Ten year-old Samantha took up the challenge. This weekend she's finally passing 'Go' (and claiming her prize!) after going to...

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7 reasons to volunteer with English Heritage in 2017

Posted:
29 December 2016
Posted By:
Anne Robinson
Categories:
Your Stories

Every day, hundreds of people up and down the country help us to tell the story of England. Our volunteers plant bulbs in formal gardens, run craft workshops for families, answer questions from curious visitors, help research the history of our sites - and much more besides. With 2017 just aroun...

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Nursing at Wrest Park during WW1

Group of convalescents and nurses on the terrace, including Sister Ife and Nurse Cook [1st and 3rd] 1915 Scrapbook 1915 Vol.I | From a private collection
Posted:
7 November 2016
Posted By:
English Heritage
Categories:
History Uncovered

Wrest Park like many other country houses was pressed into service as an auxiliary hospital during the First World War, catering for the many thousands of casualties sent back to Blighty from the battlefield. Wartime hospitals were real social mixing pots. They gave ordinary, mostly working clas...

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