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CLA Midlands: Derbyshire & Cheshire AGM & Visit to Lyme Park

Lyme Park is a 1400 acre estate nestled at the edge of the peak district, surrounded by an ancient deer park. The magnificent house is considered to be the largest house in Cheshire and boasts 17 acres of formal gardens. Originally a hunting lodge and later transformed into a family home, Lyme has undergone extensive alterations since the 1400s. Notable architects were employed to transform the house into the magnificent mansion you see today. Lyme was owned by the Legh family for 600 years until it was gifted to the National Trust in 1946. Most notably the exterior of Lyme Park was used as the backdrop for BBC’s 1995 television adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice.

 We will have exclusive use of Lyme Hall for the visit and we will be provided with guided tours of the house, gardens and wider estate. Our expert guides will provide us with information on the conservation and restoration efforts which go into maintaining the vast estate as part of the Park’s Conservation Management Plan.

3pm: Refreshments & Registration in the Salters Room
3.30pm Cheshire AGM in the Long Gallery
3.45pm Derbyshire AGM in the Long Gallery
4pm Update from CLA Officer
4.30pm Welcome from David Legh & Introduction to Lyme Park
4.45pm Guided Tours of the house and roof • Woodland and lakes restoration including flood mitigation
6.30pm Return to the Wyatt Garden for drinks and canapés
8.30pm   Depart
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Wednesday 10 June 2020
3:00PM - 8:30PM
Lyme Park, Lyme Park, SK12 2NX
£23.33 + VAT
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This event is kindly supported by Brabners and Smith Cooper