Marian Events at
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
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 Sheffield Castle
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 Fortheringhay” at 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.
Full details see - www.manorlodge.org.uk