Winter 1964 - A gentleman's way of life

Monday 11 December - Sunday 28 January, daily 11am - 4pm (last admission 3pm).

Step back in time with us to 1964, as we recreate winter in Lord Fairhaven's household.

Based on written & verbal archives, we take a look at preparations for the Festive season and discover Lord Fairhaven's interest in shooting, one of his main winter pastimes. 

Take a look behind the scenes to discover the hardwork undertaken by his domestic staff, cooking, ordering Christmas hampers for family & friends, and looking after his privileged male guests, who were invited to his weekly shooting parties.

Close friends & family recieved hampers from Fortnum & Mason
Close up image of hampers in 1964 Fortnum &

Lord Fairhaven was a keen shot and held the shooting rights to 10,000 acres of land bordering Anglesey Abbey. Shoots took place every Saturday from the end of September / beginning of October until the end of January.

Lord Fairhaven kept meticulous records of his shoots
A close up of Lord Fairhavens shooting diary entry for a shoot in 1964