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April 2019

Primrose Ramble

April 28
Sledmere House

A fantastic opportunity to venture on the estates hidden paths, explore the beautiful woodland and take in the wonderful display of naturally seeded, wild Primroses. There are different circular routes to choose from in order to accommodate everyone’s fitness levels and timescales. Dog are welcome on lead – Normal admission applies – FREE TO SLEDMERE FRIEMDS MEMBERS

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National Gardening Week

April 29 - May 5
RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Enjoy a host of gardening activities, talks and tips from expert gardeners throughout the week.

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May 2019

Lecture: Plots, property and the Catholic community in the eighteenth century

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fairfax House

The eighteenth century is often thought of as a period of burgeoning religious toleration and intellectual enlightenment. Yet, though the ‘Glorious Revolution’ of 1688 gave freedom of worship to most Protestants, it also heralded a strengthening of punitive anti-Catholic laws, justified on the basis of the Jacobite threat: that England’s Roman Catholics were presumed to have a natural affinity for the exiled Stuart dynasty.

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Summer Concert: Up the Garden Path

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fairfax House

When the Gardener of the great French Marshal Lyautey made his objections to planting a tree that would not reach maturity for a hundred years, the Marshal replied, ‘In that case, there is no time to lose. Plant this afternoon!’ May we recommend that you also lose no time in gathering your tickets for this concert

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Tasting: Exploring Lord Fairfax’s Cellar

May 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fairfax House

The Grand Tour was a well-established rite of passage for the wealthy young – particularly in the 18th Century. The more adventurous would ensure Greece was on the itinerary and as well experiencing the culture and history of that delightful country it is certain local food and wine was enjoyed in equal measure.

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