'Memory' at Boughton

May 1 2018

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Picture: Boughton House

Regular readers will know that I'm a fan of Boughton House in Northamptonshire, one of the homes of the Duke of Buccleuch. Not only is the house full of treasures, but it's immaculately preserved - you really could be going back into the early 18th Century. It's not often open to the public, but when it is they always put on a new and fascinating exhibition. Last year it was about the Huguenots and this year it's partly about the house during the Second World War, when it was requisitioned by the army. Part of its use was to house German prisoners of war (no wonder none of them tried to escape). A highlight of the exhibition will be a triptych (above) painted for the chapel by one of the - alas unnamed - German POWs. The exhibition runs during August, when the house and gardens are open. 

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