Iron and Steeds – The Stables of the Central Lodge

As work on the renovation of the Central Lodge draws to a close, I think this is a good time to reflect on one of my favourite rooms in the building and the changes which have occurred in it throughout the course of the project. This stable space has always been one of my favourite rooms in the building, in no small part due to just how many original features have survived within it.

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Hard Hat Tours at the Central Lodge

4It’s hard to believe that our hard hat tours are over! They’ve been a huge part of my week since I started working for Askham Bryan College, taking place every Friday afternoon. The Central Lodge renovation is so close to completion, which means that getting access onto the site is tricky. As such, our hard hat tours have officially came to an end and so I thought I’d take some time to reflect on them.

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Carl Bolckow and The Downfall of Bolckow-Vaughan

In an earlier blog post I described how Carl Bolckow presided over a period of decline for the Henry Bolckow’s former estate at Marton and highlighted the commonly reproduced idea that he was not quite as good a businessman as his uncle Henry. This is perhaps unfair on the man, and it needs to be looked at within the context of the period.

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