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VISIT on Friday 16 March 2018

Brampton Bryan Hall, Herefordshire – about 8 miles west of Ludlow

The Friends’ Committee has agreed an addition to the Visits Programme for this year. Edward and Victoria Harley welcome visitors to their house on a few occasions each year and we are fortunate to have received an invitation.

Brampton Bryan Castle and Estate passed to the Harley family in 1309, on the marriage of Bryan de Brampton’s daughter Margaret to Robert Harley. The Brampton Family had held the Estate since the Domesday Book, and thus there has been an unbroken line of family ownership for over 900 years. During the Civil War the castle was defended by Lady Brilliana Harley; her letters survive and give an extraordinarily vivid picture of a castle under siege. The tour will include a brief talk by Edward Harley outlining the history and introducing items to be seen later seen in the house.

More information and a booking form will be sent round in early January. At this stage please just pencil the date in your diary. Please note that you will have to make your own arrangements for transport – we will try to arrange a lift for those who need one.

A further attraction is that Aardvark Books (over 50,000 second hand books and a cafe) is in Brampton Bryan and can also be visited.