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
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 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 →
A stunning holiday let has entered the market in the Peak District. The Russian Cottage at Calton Lees on the edge of Chatsworth Park is the Estate’s newest holiday cottage. It has been completely re-furbished to an extremely high standard … Continue reading →
The Estate Team have been conducting a survey of visitors to the village to collate our findings to the Peak District National Park in order to secure our application for the long overdue car park. To this end we have … Continue reading →
I had just written the piece for last months’ magazine about the Ashbourne phenomenon of the town having 9 coffee shops when one closes! Spencers’ who have traded on the Market Place in Ashbourne for over one hundred years … Continue reading →
It is not often that someone commissions a ‘short’ history of their Forebears that in the end runs to over 600 pages. But that is exactly what has happened to one Derbyshire family with the Thornhills at Stanton. Privileged to … Continue reading →
After our marriage at the end of October last year, plans to celebrate our wedding in the summer were well ahead by the time Fiona and I had returned from our honeymoon in The Gambia. With the newly-erected Arboretum Pavilion … Continue reading →