November ’17 News Letter

Dear All,
Time flies, doesn’t it? I just can’t believe that it is now three months since my last News Letter, but my calendar assures me that it is, so it must be time to catch up again. I hope you have all had a good summer, and can look forward to a nice warm, comfortable few months ahead.   Continue reading “November ’17 News Letter”

August ’17 News Letter

Dear All,
It’s been a fascinating few weeks since my last Letter. More people have sent me details and snippets of information for me to pass on, and I’ll get to those in a minute, but, before I do that, I want to start with an item that concerns me personally. Continue reading “August ’17 News Letter”

June ’17 News Letter

Dear All,

I have to start this Letter by saying how delighted I am with the reactions I have received to my last two Letters about the Pulham Memorial Project in Broxbourne earlier this year.   But it’s now time to catch up with all the other news that has been coming my way over the last few weeks – and what a mailbox I have had!   My sincere thanks are due to all my readers who have been in touch with me, and sent me items of varied interest that broadly fall into two main categories – landscape and terracotta – but integrate into a nicely linked sequence.

Continue reading “June ’17 News Letter”

Christmas 2016 News Letter

161214-christmas-decorationDear All,

It is only a few weeks since I published my last News Letter, but a lot is happening at the moment, and I have been able to put quite a Bumper Bundle together for Christmas.  We even have two video clips for you to access . . . Continue reading “Christmas 2016 News Letter”

November ’16 News Letter

Dear All,

Time flies, doesn’t it, but quite a lot has been happening over the last few months, and I thought it was time to catch up.

The Pulham Memorial Project

In my July News Letter, I announced that the Heritage Lottery Fund has given a grant to the partnership of Broxbourne Borough Council, B3Living and Lowewood Museum to support the conservation of what remains of the site of the old Pulhams’ Manufactory in Station Road, Broxbourne, and to create a Touring Exhibition and supporting Events Programme.   Continue reading “November ’16 News Letter”

July ’16 News Letter

Dear All,

I began my last News Letter by rejoicing in the fact that summer was on its way.   I didn’t realise that we would have to wait two months for it, but at last it has arrived.   We had better make the most of it, though, as they tell us it may not last for long.   However, let’s leave the weather to one side, because quite a lot has been happening in the world of Pulham lately.
Continue reading “July ’16 News Letter”

May 2016 – News Letter

Dear All,

The weather is getting warmer, and summer is on its way.   Now is the time to get out the diary, and plan your visits to all those Pulham parks and gardens that you want to see.   Or perhaps you will be able to come to meet us at one of our presentations?   There are some interesting bookings coming up over the next few months. Continue reading “May 2016 – News Letter”

March 2016 – News Letter

Dear All,

This is a very special occasion!   Two wonderful pictures have come my way over the last few weeks – both from people I had never met or heard from before – and I thought they were both worthy of sharing with you in a special News Letter. Continue reading “March 2016 – News Letter”

Christmas 2015 – News Letter

Dear All,

It is unusual for me to produce two News Letters within one month of each other, but Christmas is almost upon us, and this one is rather special. Continue reading “Christmas 2015 – News Letter”

November 2015 – News Letter

Dear All,

The Autumn Season has got off to a flying start for Valerie and myself!   Our ‘Pulhams of Broxbourne’ Presentations have gone down very well, and we had a fascinating day in Woodbridge.   Let’s get down to the details: Continue reading “November 2015 – News Letter”

September 2015 – News Letter

Dear All,

I hope you have all had an enjoyable summer, and managed to visit a few Pulham sites on your travels.

In my News Letter for November ’14, I included some notes about a number of Pulham sites that were either scheduled for; were in the process of, or had recently benefitted from major restoration work, largely as a result of their local ‘Friends’ or councils receiving considerable grants from the Heritage Lottery FundContinue reading “September 2015 – News Letter”

April 2015 – News Letter

Dear All,

It seems a long time since I wrote my last News Letter, but that doesn’t mean that nothing has been happening. Continue reading “April 2015 – News Letter”

November 2014 – News Letter – Part 2

. . . / Continued from Part 1

4 – Abberley Hall, Worcestershire

Abberley Hall was first brought to my attention in 2011 by one of the Trustees of the Abberley Hall Foundation, who told me that they had a fine example of a Pulham garden, and were putting together an application for a restoration grant from the Country House Foundation. Continue reading “November 2014 – News Letter – Part 2”

November 2014 – News Letter – Part 1

Dear All,

I hope you have had an enjoyable summer, and that the following notes relating to our own activities will be of interest.

‘The Pulhams of Broxbourne’ Presentations

Following a short summer break, Val and I did a presentation for Hertfordshire Libraries at the Hoddesdon Library on Thursday, 25th September, and another for the Ware Society at the Ware Priory on Wednesday, 29th October.   Continue reading “November 2014 – News Letter – Part 1”

May 2014 – News Letter (Updated September)

Dear All,

Forthcoming Presentations in Hertfordshire

This is my first News Letter for some time, but that does not mean that I have been sitting around doing nothing!   In fact, quite a lot has been going on, but this must stay behind the scenes for the moment, and I hope to be able to make some important and interesting announcements sometime soon.   In the meantime, Valerie Christman and I have three more Presentations booked in Hertfordshire over the next few months, and we look forward to seeing as many of our friends and ‘followers’ there as possible. Continue reading “May 2014 – News Letter (Updated September)”

November 2013 – News Letter

  • ‘PL1’ – Your Key to A Very Special Christmas Offer
  • A Most Interesting Approach from NADFAS
  • We Mark the Passing of a Truly Remarkable Lady
  • The ‘Pulhams of Broxbourne’ Presentations go to Wales
  • ‘PL1’ – A Final Reminder . . . Continue reading “November 2013 – News Letter”

September 2013 – News Letter

Dear All,

Danesfield House Book Signing

Tuesday, 13th August,  was an interesting day at Danesfield House, Marlow-on-Thames.   Their wonderful Pulham gardens were open to the public for the last of their four NGS Open Days, and I went along with Val Christman for a book signing session in the afternoon. Continue reading “September 2013 – News Letter”

News Update – June ’13

A Miscellany of Trips  

The last few weeks have been very eventful, featuring a number of trips of one form or another, involving:

  • A visit to Preston, nr Canterbury, to look at a beautiful Pulham garden that, for some reason or another, managed to evade all the Pulham databases, so it can now be officially recorded for the first time.
  • A potentially disastrous trip on a trip to London.
  • A personal trip to a Pulhamite Celebration at Bawdsey Manor, Suffolk, and
  • A very successful trip at Shipton Court, Shipton-under-Wychwood, with the Oxfordshire Gardens Trust. Continue reading “News Update – June ’13”

News Update – April ’13

Cancellation of TalkTalk Email Accounts

As you will know, almost all of my personal emails – plus most of the circulated Pulham Newsletters – have been sent from my main account at claude@hitching.net, although, at times of pressure, I have sometimes used my ISP address at claude.hitching@talktalk.net.   Continue reading “News Update – April ’13”

News Update – January ’13

The ‘Pulhams of Broxbourne’ Exhibition Rolls On

The Pulhams of Broxbourne Exhibition closes at the Lowewood Museum in Hoddesdon on Saturday, 2nd February, after a very successful run, and moves on to the Epping Forest District Museum, at 39-41 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey EN9 1EL, opening on Saturday 9th February. Continue reading “News Update – January ’13”