30th April 2012 Mike Gildersleeve Thornbridge Hall

thornbridge_hall_64[1]Mike spent his work­ing life in edu­ca­tion and he came upon Thornbridge Hall when it was owned by Sheffield City Council and used as an edu­ca­tional centre. He clearly became very fond of the place and his pictorial tour of the hall took us from the early days in the 12th cen­tury when it was the family seat of the Longsdon family. Since then it has been in the care of a number of wealthy busi­ness people includ­ing the cur­rent owners who have lov­ingly restored almost the com­plete build­ing. The open day on the first Sunday in July falls this year on Sunday 1st July when the Annual Charity Garden Party at Thornbridge Hall will be open to all to help raise money for our local char­it­ies. Gates open at 10.00am this year so you can get in early to get your plants before they sell out !!! Tickets avail­able on the door. Those of us who have been, say it is one not to be missed! Have a look at http://www.thornbridgehall.co.uk/