Baronets Diary 2014 April 2014 It is not often that a 3000 word essay on Well Dressing hits my desk. But that is what I was presented by a Derby University student as part of his coursework on … Continue reading
A Baronet's Blog
Sir Richard inherited the Estate in 1989 at the age of 25 from his Uncle, Sir John.
He is married to Fiona and lives at Tissington with their 4 children, 6 dogs, 2 cats and a host of other animals.
Having managed the Estate for over twenty years, he also writes a column in Derbyshire Life magazine and is available to lecture at local history societies or WIs (Womens' Institutes) across the country.
If you would like Sir Richard to talk to your society please contact the Estate Office on 01335 352200
Baronets Diary 2014 March 2014 Mr Norris, our black and white cat of twelve years, disappeared in January this year. We were not unduly concerned for a couple of days (as he had done this before) but … Continue reading →
February 2014 We can see some wind turbines from Tissington Hall now. In late December the fourth of the large structures were erected on Carsington pastures to the east of the Estate. The turbines will create enough … Continue reading →
Baronets Diary January 2014 The annual fundraising lunch for the Derbyshire Dales Conservative Association always attracts a top-notch speaker from the political party. This year the up and coming MP for South West Somerset, Jacob Rees-Mogg, was … Continue reading →
Baronets Diary December 2013 I have been nominated to the Council of the National Trust as the representative of the Historic Houses Association (HHA). The Council is a massive body of 60-70 souls all with the furtherance … Continue reading →
Baronets Diary November 2013 For several years Macmillan have been raising funds through a national coffee morning when shops, firms, factories and householders open their doors on one particular day in aid of the Cancer Charity. … Continue reading →
Baronets Diary October 2013 We are often approached by TV companies to use the hall and possibly ourselves for the background to a programme. One such request came earlier this year when a researcher rang to … Continue reading →
Baronets Diary September 2013 There are not many ‘big bands ‘ that can boast nine saxophonists in their ensemble. But that was what a touring band from St Bede’s School, Redhill Surrey did when they appeared on the … Continue reading →
JULY 2013 This year’s Well Dressings in May was yet another victim to the extraordinary weather that we have been experiencing this past twelve months. With a sunny Bank Holiday weekend prior to Ascension Day all was set … Continue reading →
Last November we were fortunate to welcome actress Joanna Lumley to the village as she searched for the origins of Noah’s Ark as she collated information about the truth of the Bible story. In St Mary’s Church is a fabulous … Continue reading →