Dornat’s & the Bridewell

We received a slightly unusual item for our archive collection this week. It has, however,  a particular connection to the building we now occupy. In fact you could say the item has actually found its way home. The item in question was a soda water syphon from C.C. Dornat & Co. whose factory once stood …

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Discover Capability Brown…On Our Shelves!

Today marks the 300th Anniversary of Lancelot "Capability" Brown's baptism on 30th August 1716 in Kirkhale, Northumberland. His ability, or capability, for creating natural looking landscapes for many of Britain's stately homes is what he is most well-known for today. There are over 250 gardens or landscapes credited to him, some of which he over …