Join us at Grimsthorpe Castle Wednesday 1st May 2024.
Grimsthorpe Castle has been home to the de Eresby family since it was granted to them by Henry VIII in 1516. The building started life as a Castle built in the 13th Century which was much altered in Tudor times to become a comfortable residence rather than a military building.The baroque facade of the house was created in 1707 to a design by Sir John Vanbrugh. The surrounding parkland was styled by Capability Brown in 1771. During the first World War the park was used as an emergency landing ground by the Royal Flying Corps and in the Second World War a Company of the Parachute Regiment was housed here.
Come and join us for the afternoon and enjoy the opportunity to have an exclusive tour of the gardens with Jim Handley, the head gardener and a private tour of the Castle with Mrs Emma Miller. Afterwards there will be a talk by Guy Deacon CBE about his life with Parkinson’s.
Guy is a retired British Army Officer who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2010. Despite his illness, in 2019 he embarked on a solo overland journey from his home in Dorset in England to Cape Town in South Africa, plotting out a route that took him the length of Africa via the beautiful but at times extremely challenging west coast. This was a route that Guy had wanted to do since his university days. But, forty years on, and now with advanced Parkinson’s, it was a journey of personal challenge and self-discovery. Importantly, he wanted to use the journey as a platform to raise awareness and understanding of Parkinson’s disease in the UK, throughout Africa, and beyond. You can find out more about Guy here.
3 – 5pm, garden and castle tours.
5 – 6pm, Guy Deacon’s talk on his life and adventures with Parkinson’s.
£25 for a single tickets, or £40 for two tickets. Buy here
We hope to see you there!