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Loyd Grossman and the tiny posh sandwiches

Sandwiches finished at the Houses of ParliamentWe've just got back from London where we received the Sandford Award for Heritage Education for the second time. This award recognises the achievements of historic sites who meet the tough criteria laid out by the Heritage Education Trust.  We went down to the Houses of Parliament and had a great day being shown around, culminating in Loyd Grossman presenting us with our award.   Great fun and we can confirm that the parliament crockery all has the portcullis logo on it and their tiny sandwiches are very nice!

March 2011

Gaby & Dave at the Houses of Parliament

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  • list arrowHow did Victorians try out a new invention?

    Test it on the servants of course! That's what happened in 1860 at The Judge's Lodging, when gas lighting was put into the basement and not the Judge's rooms. They wanted to see if they got sick from the fumes. The servants were fine - that's why we got the lights working again.

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