Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Marie Stuart Society: Marie Stuart Society: Sheffield Manor

16th. May 2012

Marian Events at Sheffield Manor

The Society held a very successful Gathering at the Manor last spring when we were made very welcome and fair to say that we were very impressed with all the restoration and interpretive work which has taken place there in recent years.

Mary was of course prisoner at Sheffield Castle for fourteen long years from 1570 to 1584. The Castle itself has to all intents and purposes disappeared but the Lodge to which it was linked by a beautiful avenue of walnut trees has most fortunately survived and has now been handsomely restored

I have received a note of the following events with a bearing on Mary’s story which will taking place at the Manor this summer and autumn and which I am sure will be of interest both to Society members and others.

Tuesday 21st. August

Who Dunnit? Someone has been sneeking messages out of Sheffield Manor Lodge to Mary supporters. Come and collect the clues. Interview the Tudor characters and see if you can find out who was guilty.

                                                Monday 3rd.  September

The final days of Mary, Queen of Scots Talk by David Templeman  Sheffield to Fortheringhayat 7.0. p.m. Advance Booking only - £4

Friday 7th. September

National Heritage Open Days;  Guided tour and costumed interpretation of the ruins and Turret House - Free.

Saturday 8th. September

Mediaeval History Day; Guided tours and costumed interpretation of the ruins of Turret House -Free

Friday 2nd. November

Tudor Crafts;  Find out how Bess of Hardwick and MQS used to pass their time . Booking essential.

Bess of Hardwick

Interspersed with the above are events covering archaeology, cooking, pottery, food and flower festivals to name but a few.

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