A Canadian trapper’s lodge in the heart of Essex At Talliston House and Gardens, an old garage has been transformed into a 1940s Canadian trappers’ lodge, which will be featured in Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year on 19th August. The Talliston Cabin gives the feeling of living in the middle of…Details
Preview of paintings at the Guildhall, Finchingfield Invitation to View visitors to Finchingfield Guildhall on Tuesday 28th April can enjoy a preview of an exhibition of paintings by local artist Helga Crouch, which runs from 30th April to 14th May. A founder member of the Society of Botanical Artists, her detailed paintings were recently the…Details
Suffolk gems Invitation to View houses feature in two new volumes of James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner’s The Buildings of England (Suffolk: East and Suffolk: West), and of all the architectural gems in the west of Suffolk, Columbine Hall, Stowupland, has been chosen to illustrate the back cover of Suffolk: West. The front cover illustration…Details
Finchingfield finds on display Two fascinating sticks have been donated to Finchingfield Guildhall by Joan King. The first is a witch stick (left) found in a wall of her father Daniel Peddar’s 17th century thatched cottage. Daniel Peddar said his great, great grandmother’s sister had been beaten to death as a witch and he believed…Details
Three Invitation to View houses appear in a German book published this month. The gardens of Island Hall (left), Columbine Hall and Silverstone Farm, all in East Anglia, are featured in Die geheimen Gärten von England (Secret Gardens of England) by Heidi Howcroft and photographer Marianne Majerus.
The baroque splendour of Crowcombe Court, Somerset, and its impressive undercroft (left) can be seen on Salvage Hunters, series 6 episode 2, on Quest TV. Catch up at http://www.questtv.co.uk/video/salvage-hunters-6-episode-2/, or better still, join the Kenyons for their next Invitation to View tour on 21st May.