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Volunteer Stories: Bob

Bob started volunteering at Middleton Hall in 2011. He had retired from his career in printer maintenance in 2009, and wanted to get involved in local conservation work to keep him busy. Bob is passionate about wildlife conservation so he

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Volunteer Stories: Alex and Esme

Last month, two local students volunteered at Middleton Hall for their work experience placements. Both Alex and Esme had worked with us before, and we were delighted to welcome them back! It’s really great to be able to support young

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Volunteer Stories: Betty

Middleton Hall has over 950 years of history, but arguably its most rapid transformation has taken place over the past 37 years. A trust was founded in 1980 to restore the historic house and gardens that had been abandoned in

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Memories of Middleton

We love hearing stories of people’s memories of Middleton Hall. We have heard tales of New Years Eve dam failures, aerial photography from a kite, dances given in the Great Hall and recently this tale from John, who remembers a

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A view from the garden

Another month has flown by in the grounds and gardens of Middleton Hall with hopefully many of you visiting our winter open day and enjoying the snowdrops.  Snowdrops really start the gardening season in earnest with their beautiful white flowers.

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A View from the Garden

Hello! This is the first of a series of my blogs telling everyone the exciting changes and events happening in the garden and grounds of Middleton Hall. Let me introduce myself, my name is Andrew and I have the great

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A guided walk through 900 years of history

“The life of a tour guide is very rewarding. It is really lovely to be able to see people’s reactions when you tell them the story of the Hall’s repair and conservation to see their eyes widen when you show

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Every day is a school day…

The history of the Hall spans over 950 years. Although I have been working here for two years and have a good understanding of elements of it; I still enjoy discovering new information pretty much every day. I studied the

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May’s ‘News from the Gardens’

The colour of spring flowers is currently brightening up the Gardens, even on a rainy day like today. Forget-me-nots, many different species of aquilegia and our ‘wedding cake’ tree are full of colour along the moat. Along our Nature Trail it’s

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Spring news from the Grounds

With spring most definitely here we are enjoying watching each sign arrive, and with the warmer weather our volunteers have been able to crack on with some jobs that just can’t be done in the winter. Here is what we

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