September 25th, 2016

Legendary park creator stamped mark on history

Legendary park creator stamped mark on history Legendary park creator stamped mark on history
Croome Park’s head gardener Katherine Alker and Pershore’s MP Harriett Baldwin holding the new stamp, which celebrates the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown. (s)
Updated: 3:18 pm, Aug 18, 2016

PERSHORE’S MP Harriett Baldwin visited Croome Court to help launch a new stamp celebrating the work of the parkland’s famous landscape designer.

The West Worcestershire MP visited the National Trust site on Tuesday (August 16) to launch eight commemorative stamps – issued by the Royal Mail – marking Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown’s 300th birthday.

“Croome Court is a great tourist attraction and I know many people come to see the amazing gardens and the work of Capability Brown,” said Mrs Baldwin.

“He also designed the house at Croome, so this whole site is a fabulous celebration of his talent.

“Croome has had such an interesting history with its world-famous gardens, as well as its new museum celebrating the role of the secret RAF base during the Second World War, so there is so much to see and do during a visit.

“It’s great that a stamp will mark the famous gardens and help to celebrate the work of Capability Brown in the UK and all over the world,” she added.

Croome’s park and lakeside are open from 10am to 5.30pm and Croome Court is open from 11am to 4.30pm every day.

Call the National Trust site on 01905 371006 or visit www.vocalhigh.weebly.com for more information.

AN AWARD-WINNING author will take part in a storytelling session at Croome as part of the Summer Reading Challenge’s ‘The Big Friendly Read’.

Renowned author Jonathan Emmett, will visit the National Trust site on Wednesday, August 24 to read his stories to children and take part in street theatre and craft sessions.

Sponsored by The Reading Agency, the Summer Reading Challenge aims to encourage children to read six books before heading back to school.

Mr Emmett’s books have won several awards including the Red House Children’s Book Award for ‘Pigs Might Fly’ and the Sheffield Children’s Book Award for ‘The Pig’s Knickers’.

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