Wentworth Woodhouse: a chequered history

Prospects for the survival of Wentworth Woodhouse now seem more secure than they have been for many years. Built from the proceeds of coal mining and reputed to have the longest country house facade in Europe, Wentworth Woodhouse is of considerable architectural importance but has struggled to survive since the imposition of open cast mining within yards of the house, seen as an act of class-war, in 1946 by the post-war Labour government.
Architectural historian David Winpenny charts the history of this extraordinary building and the stories of the families who lived there at Linton Antique Society’s meeting on 8 March at 8.00pm which takes place at Linton Memorial Hall. Entrance £7 for non-members. Members, free. For more information visit the Society’s website www.lintonantiquesociety.org.uk
Next talk: 12 April 2018, 7.30 pm (postponed from 8 February) The Model Wife: Women in Pre-Raphaelite Art with Dr Suzanne Fagence Cooper

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