Invitation to View 2017

It was a great delight to once again open our doors for Invitation to View. We hid all the dirty wellies and half eaten dog toys; polished the banisters and warmed the home-made scones.

This year we are doing 8 days and they have booked surprisingly well. If you would like to put your name down for the September dates, please do book early to avoid disappointment as the ad people say (sic)!

For those lovely people, who have just visited, if you would like a copy of the presentation, you are most welcome to take a copy direct from here.

Every year, we discover more and more fascinating facts about the Lodge and this year was no exception. A huge thankyou to all those people who revealed things about the history or the previous owners.

We had stories about:

  • an alcoholic past owner nakedly shaking their naked wife over the moat by her ankles to get her to reveal where the cellar key was hidden; 
  • the developer who put double-glazing in the Lodge from his long lost cousin; and
  • modern day Wingfields who are finding connections for all the historic Wingfield buildings.
 Philip Aitken from 2016 and his wise and learned History Group

Philip Aitken from 2016 and his wise and learned History Group