Saturday, 28 May 2011

Wentworth Woodhouse

Apologies, I have used this photo before, but the dancing queen has moved all the photos off the laptop and onto an external hard drive - and I don't know how to use it!! Infact I don't even know where she has put it! Anyhow,
If you have been watching the Dan Cruikshank program on Tuesdays, 9pm BBC - The Country House Revealed, you may have already realised that next Tuesday, he is taking a look around Wentworth Woodhouse - The place at the top of my road that I go on and on and on about!!

This is causing much excitement around these parts as the house is privately owned and currently not open to the public, but plans are a foot to restore it and change part of it into a hotel. Make sure you watch it.

21 comments:

Jo said...

How exciting to get a glimpse inside. I must watch out for it next week.

Rosie said...

Oh, wow - must watch it! Quite by chance I picked up a book in the library recently called ' Black Diamonds' it's about the family who lived there and the mines they owned at etc, I expect you've read it - I'm looking forward to reading it:)

diane b said...

Wow excitement in your street too./

Betty said...

ooh, will make sure to watch.

Michela said...

Never seen this picture on your blog before! Shame that the only program we can get here is Gordon Ramsay, I do love that softly spoken chap, he's so funny!
xxx

Mac n' Janet said...

What a gorgeous place, great that it's going to be restored, but too bad as a hotel. Where is it located?

Rowan said...

Must try and remember to watch this, be interesting to see inside before anything is done. Not sure I like the idea of it as a hotel but better than it going to rack and ruin I suppose.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

:o)

Lisa said...

I've got it on series record! Looking forward to seeing it very much.
Lisa x

galant said...

I have been watching this series and whilst I actually like Dan, thinking that he's not a bit 'starry' but just a lovely historian, I do wish he'd not whisper so, or fling his hands around like windmills! If only he could speak up, be not quite so reverential to everything in sight. And as for the background music ... well, it was mainly foreground music and as he whispers, I could hardly hear him. Increasing the sound simply increased the background noise. And then, every so often, no background noise (sorry, music!) and lovely ambient sound - the wind in the trees, birdsong ... so much better. I have watched all the programmes thus far but can't remember one thing from them, and yet I have almost total recall of Lucy Worsley's programmes and the wonderful programme that Prince Charles made about composter Sir Hubert Parry which was shown on BBC4 on Friday night.
But, having said all that - apologies for a long 'comment' - I shall certianly watch Whispering Dan (he should partner Peter Snow, the two of them could windmill their hands and arms together; synchronised waving!) on Tuesday and thanks for bringing this to our attention.
Margaret P

John Gray said...

just read the babysham cheesecake
that is one GAY pudding!!!

Jenny Woolf said...

Must watch it although Dan Cruickshank I confess gets on my nerves with all that waving his arms about. The house looks most impressive. I'll check out the rest of your blog and try to see more that you have written about it.

Mister D said...

Wonder why they call it wentworth woodhouse - where does the term woodhouse come from - it's just wentworth to us poor mortals ?

potterjotter said...

Oooh, if it gets made into a hotel we can all come and stay and visit you at the same time! Will be watching it!

jennyfreckles said...

Curses - it's half-past nine already....! Hope it's on iPlayer!

summerfete said...

I did watch it, I hadnt realised you lived surrounded by such splendour!!

galant said...

I loved the programme - well, the bits I could hear over the orchestral concert ... where do they site the orchestra, I wonder, just out of range of the cameras. And wouldn't it have been cold playing out there in the snow! Seriously, another lovely programme totally ruined for me by intrusive 'background' music which is now 'foreground' music, with Dan's voice very much in the background. But what an amazing place, and how sad the mining has almost brought the house down, literally.
Margaret P

Jill said...

Oh bugger, I missed it :0(

Hi Diane - sorry I've not been around for a while. Just wanted to pop by and tell you that I back in Blogland again and to say a very big thank you for the wonderful Easter gift you sent Violet. It was very kind of you.

xxxx

periwinkle said...

I watched it , very interesting . I did find it quite funny that there were 2 houses built back to back and I do hope they manage to get it restored as it would be such a bit to lose it.

Menopausalmusing said...

I watched it, I watched it, I WATCHED IT. How wonderful!!!!! (I also said to my other half: "I'm sure this is near to where one of the bloggers live ). I cannot get over this place (or the series). I had the chance a couple of years ago to go to the first house in the series, but hadn't a clue how wonderful it was or I would have gone.... dammit!)

Lyn said...

I watched it Diane, although I knew most of the info Dan mentioned from your very blog!!!
love
Lyn
xxx