Tea & Tales of Christmas Past
Wednesday 13 December at 2:00pm
After the HUGE success of the summer tours, why not join us for a one-off Christmas tour of the Hall with guides Keith Jones and Allan Foster.
Former Guide at nearby Fountains Abbey (and lecturer on Astrophysics) Dr Keith Jones will introduce the long and varied history of Markenfield, the Markenfield and Grantley families, and how these two families shaped the history of this most-special of family homes.
Long-term Tenant Farmer, Allan grew up living in the Hall before moving across the Courtyard to the Converted Farmhouse Wing in the 1960s.
No-one can tell a tale like Allan, so come along and discover what it was like growing up – and celebrating Christmas – in one of the oldest, continuously inhabited houses in England and his stories of life on the farm and of living in the post-War Hall.
Followed by Tea, Christmas cake (with cheese!) and more Tales.