Home of the Barbour family for over 150 years
Bolesworth & The Barbours'A History of Bolesworth Estate and the Barbour Family' is now available to buy.
The book not only records the nuances of household and estate management, but is filled with fascinating information from the Bolesworth Castle archives including personal letters, scrapbook entries, newspaper cuttings, reports and a myriad of photographs. Importantly too, as with any family, it shares moments of intimacy and of acute difficulty throughout the political, social and economic upheavals of several generations. Without doubt it is a legacy to times past where life was filled with days of pleasure but countered by moments of extreme heartache. Diana Barbour has succeeded in bringing the entire Barbour family back together and is testimony to her skills and determination. Importantly too, the fact that Anthony Barbour was an inspiration to his daughters, Nina and Cleo, and that he was successful in shaping the future of Bolesworth, is never in doubt.
The first 300 copies sold will be in aid of Cancer Research in memory of our Father, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2007.
The price is £20 per copy, plus postage and packing of £4.