Hanbury Hall to host more events to celebrate Vernon family
4:40pm Monday 25th June 2012 in News
HANBURY Hall and Gardens is hosting a series of events to celebrate the different places which five key generations of the Vernon family visited or were inspired by.
During June the top Worcestershire tourist attraction will be celebrating the travels of Sir Harry (1834 – 1920) and Lady Georgina (1840 – 1928) Vernon and how they spent their honeymoon on a grand tour of Europe. Harry inherited Hanbury Hall in 1859 following the premature death of his older brother, Thomas. He married Lady Georgina Baillie-Hamilton in 1861 and following their honeymoon they settled at Hanbury where they lived long and charitable lives.
This weekend (June 30 and July 1) visitors will be transported back to 1861 as the happy couple return from the Italian leg of their honeymoon. Visitors will be able to see the family arrive in style as they are driven up to the hall in a beautiful horse and carriage, then have the opportunity to meet them in the hall. The event runs 1 – 4.30pm.
Visitor services manager Alice Eddy said: “We’re all really excited about this weekend and the chance to bring the hall to life from the time of Harry and Georgina Vernon. They were very popular with the local community and we hope our celebrations this weekend are akin to the celebrations and feeling of the time.”
Also, if you’re looking for family fun this July why not join one of the Teddy Bears’ Picnics hosted by the National Trust property. The events are taking place on Sunday, July 8 and July 22 and will feature a range of teddy bear themed activities taking place throughout the day including a bear hunt around the garden with a prize at the end and storytelling.
For more information call 01527 821214 or visit nationaltrust.org.uk/hanburyhall