Visit to Aldby Park.
Thursday, 19th September 2013
The rainy morning in Stamford Bridge did not seem promising. However we received a warm welcome at Aldby Park from Mr & Mrs Winn-Darley. The house, dated 1729, worked on by many craftsmen who also worked on the nearby Castle Howard. The house was enlarged in the nineteenth century with the addition of two large wings. It requisitioned by the army during World War II and left in a semi-derelict state. The wings were removed after the war and refurnished with furniture from the family's Irish house. There are numerous portraits of family members in the house as well as a painting of the famous "Darley Arbian" - a bay stallion brought to England in 1704 which became the ancestor of 95% of modern thoroughbred racehorses.
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