Renishaw Hall lies to the South East of Sheffield
and provided a very pleasant venue for a combined Northern Centre and Leek
Sub-centre outing organised by club stalwarts Margaret and Denis Austin.
Recently recruited member Adrian Fox is the catering manager here and his
big Healey headed the line up outside the stable block where the
restaurant is situated.
Following a decidedly wet start, the weather
cleared and held fine throughout the visit. We strolled around the
spectacular Italianate gardens, partook of Adrian's excellent fare over a
relaxed lunch and then enjoyed an enthralling tour of the private hall
with Mr Fox senior as our guide.
The hall is the ancestral home of the Sitwell
family, Dame Edith being perhaps the best known to the general public. Her
relatives enjoying such picturesque Christian names as Osbert, Sacheverell
and even Sitwell Sitwell.
Thanks to Bernard Jones for the photos.