This year marks the 950th anniversary of the first construction of Arundel Castle in West Sussex.
Osborne House was Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s holiday home.
The royal family usually visited four times each year. Victoria and Albert tried to spend their birthdays together at Osborne, as private, family celebrations.
The house and gardens of Loseley Park are something very special to see.
Chichester Cathedral dominates the town and landscape of the Downs.
The main body of the Cathedral was constructed while Ralph Luffa was Bishop (1091-1123) and it was added to under Bishop Seffrid II, who dedicated the Cathedral in 1199 in honour of the Holy Trinity. Continue reading Chichester Cathedral
Day two of our York trip took us to the breathtaking York Minster.
This blog post took its genesis from a family friend who kindly lent me a fascinating booklet produced by The Maldens and Coombe Heritage Society that details the exceptional proportion of Victoria Cross medals that were awarded to military who hailed from this particular corner of Surrey. Interestingly, there were three Victoria Cross medal recipients from the New Malden area. To put that in perspective, there are only two other places in the world that share the same accolade and those are: Carluke in South Lanarkshire, Scotland and Euroa, near Melbourne, Australia. However, of the three, New Malden is the only town with no separate commemorative site, statue or memorial to visit.
I popped into Farnham on a free morning to explore.