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When Brandsby showed the way:

The story of the role of Brandsby as a leader in rural regeneration early in the 20th century and its squire Hugh Fairfax-Cholmeley has now been published by the Yorkshire Archeological Journal:

Patricia Alice McCarthy (2020) To Whom Belongs the Land: Change and Reform on a North Riding Estate, 1889 to 1914, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, 92:1, 131-153, DOI: 10.1080/00844276.2020.1809851

Attached here is an unedited version of the above article, which you can read for free:

Italian Roots

I was born in 1864 at Sans Souci villa about four miles out of Naples in Posilipo. The villa belonged to my mother’s father who had forsaken England in disgust at having to leave Newton near Rillington on his father’s death, he being a younger son. [Hugh’s mother was Rosalie St. Quentin only daughter of Charles Strickland] He bought the land at Posilipo very nearly on the summit of the promontory that divides the Bay of Pozzuoli and Baguoli from that of Naples and there built himself a lovely little villa with a long drive up to it through what was, when I knew it, the podersi. Continue reading “Italian Roots”