Brand new 'Sewerby Stories' start this Sunday

Fri, 05 Jun 2020

'Sewerby Stories' are coming to Sewerby Hall and Gardens' social media channels and website from this Sunday (7 June).
Curator Janice Smith will be telling weekly tales of objects from the collection at the venue, including their history and what they were originally used for, or what they represented.
The first 'Sewerby Story' will be about a lapel badge bearing the motif of the Wagoners' Special Reserve, a unit conceived by Sir Mark Sykes of Sledmere House, who had seen action in the Boer War and realised how poor army transport was.
He also knew the skills and aptitude of the horselads on Wolds farms (largely on Sledmere's estate) at driving waggons up and down dales. Sir Mark, once MP for Hull, was able to bend the ear of politicians to enlist the lads as reservists in the army.
For signing up, the horselads were paid £1 - they called it the silly quid, thinking they were getting paid for nothing…..that soon changed…
Janice Smith said : "We are still unable to welcome visitors to see our unique collections at Sewerby Hall, and so I am delighted to be able to launch these weekly 'Sewerby Stories', which will help people keep in touch, and hopefully learn something at the same time!"
Sewerby Stories will be available from Sunday, 7 June and will be at www.sewerbyhall.co.uk



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