Every month, we’re stepping back in time to meet characters from Calke’s past. Join us on this journey as we discover the people who lived and worked on the estate, and then meet their modern-day equivalents who help to keep Calke alive.
This August, we’ve been inspecting the woodwork as we learn about the estate carpenter, Thomas Marriott.
This July, we’re learning about two of Calke’s governesses; Hunterina Emily Horry and Lucy Augusta Malleson.
This June, we’re going back in time to meet George Fathers, chauffeur to Colonel Godfrey and Mrs Hilda Mosley.
This May, we're stepping into the shoes of the Bailiff, John Cheetham.
This April, we’re introducing Frederick Bates, who kept the gardens growing at Calke Abbey between 1886 and 1911.
This March, we're investigating Ag Pegg, Head Gamekeeper at Calke Abbey.
This month, we're investigating Harriett French, the Housekeeper at Calke Abbey.