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Julian Newman, Blenheim Palace’s official timekeeper, is gearing up for the challenge of changing 30 historic clocks ready for daylight saving time to end at 2am on Sunday, October 30th.
Among the priceless antique timepieces he’ll need to change is the 18th century East Courtyard Clock Tower, which is twice as old as Big Ben.
Julian has been keeping time at Blenheim Palace for over 12 years; and has the delicate job of changing all the clocks twice a year, alongside his other duties of maintaining and repairing the rare timepieces.Read More
The Duke of Marlborough has paid tribute to his forestry foreman Nick Baimbridge after he received a Long Service Award from the Royal Forestry Society, praising him as the ‘quintessential carer’ of the Estate's woodlands and landscape.
Nick, who has been working on the Blenheim Palace Estate since 1986, received the award from BBC presenter John Craven in front of a packed audience during the recent Countryfile Live show at the Oxfordshire stately home.Read More
Blenheim Palace has a whoopsy-splunkers starring role in Disney’s new BFG film which opened at cinemas across the UK on 22 July.
The live-action film, which is co-produced by Steven Spielberg, is based on Roald Dahl’s bestselling children’s book telling the story of 10-year-old orphan Sophie’s encounter with the Big Friendly Giant.
Scenes were filmed at the Oxfordshire stately home including a scene featuring the BFG and Beefeaters in the Italian Garden and shots from the Tower Bedroom looking out onto the grounds.Read More
The British Motor Museum is pleased to announce that the BBC will be filming for the popular TV programme Bargain Hunt at its next Antiques Fair on the 23 & 24 July.
The indoor fair will run on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July with a wide variety of stallholders from the world of Antiques, Collectables & Vintage. From glassware specialists and period furniture to vintage clothing and a local artist selling her handmade cards and artworks, items to suit all tastes and pockets.Read More