Thursday, October 18, 2012

Local Gem in Ringinglow

Earlier this summer on a beautiful very sunny Sunday afternoon, 1st Wedding Cars was invited to attend the Norfolk Arms Hotel Wedding Fayre, and what a beautiful day it was too !
The Venue was set out as for a wedding and it was absolutely stunning, very intimate style venue in this old grade two listed coaching inn.

They also provided a marquee in the gardens for larger occasions.

1st Wedding Cars is a preferred supplier to the Norfolk Arms and is featured in their wedding brochure.

Stunning Tissington Hall

1st Wedding Cars are very much looking forward to visiting Tissington Hall next summer.

Book your wedding cars with us for excellent customer service, attention to detail and affordability. 

Contact Helen on 0114 2364216. 

About Tissington Hall

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Peak District National Park, surrounded by the rolling hills of the Derbyshire countryside, Tissington Hall will provide an idyllic setting for your perfect day. This magnificent Seventeenth century building and its wonderful gardens can be hired for the exclusive use of you and your guests, allowing you to celebrate your special day in style from April to October.

Tissington is fully licenced for civil ceremonies and can offer you a choice of settings in which to host your service.

Nestled amongst mature cedars, the custom-built semi-permanent marquee has been specially designed by Bond Marquees as the ultimate venue for the continuation of your celebration. The Arboretum Pavilion has huge picture windows offering spectacular views across the parkland and is surrounded by our artfully illuminated rare trees. 

Romantic Hassop Hall

Just one of the many places 1st Wedding Cars will be visiting next year, a very romantic setting for your wedding - we can't wait .





 Hassop Hall - A Short History

The recorded history of Hassop reaches back 900 years to the Domesday Book.

HETESOPE in the Book of Winchester: to give Domesday its correct title - was the Manor and principal residence of the FOLJAMBES who remained until the reign of Richard II(1377-1399). The infant heiress to Hassop became a ward of the King. He sold her for 50 marks to Sir John Leake, who speedily made one hundred percent profit by re-selling her at a price of 100 marks to Sir William Plumpton, who wished to secure her as a wife for his son. The matrix for England was still that increasing power struggle between the Barons and the only real power was the possession of land.
The Foljambe heiress was eleven months old when her covenant of marriage was made, and her considerable dowry of Hassop with a dozen other Lordships and moieties in twenty townships passed to the PLUMPTON family.

At the close of the 15th century, they sold Hassop to Catherine, widow of Stephen Eyre. From 1498 at the time of the purchase, the Eyre family who were Roman Catholic and staunch Jacobeans moved into that testing period of religious persecution. Throughout the reign of Elizabeth I they suffered a great deal in consequence, emerging steadfast. They were among those few Catholic families of the nobility who did not switch sides as a temporary expedient.
The Civil War in 1643 was another time of trial for the family, and Rowland Eyre turned his home into a Royalist garrison. It was the scene of several skirmishes and after the Parliamentary victory, the captured property was only redeemed at a cost of £21,000. Rowland's father had dismantled much of the old Hall and replaced it with the present one.
In 1814 Francis Eyre, a direct descendant of Stephen, succeeded to the title of Earl of Newburgh.
Born into an age when it was fashionable for Noblemen and their sons to follow the Byronic grand tour of Europe, Francis left his mark on the rapidly changing face of Britain with the unusual Catholic church built 1816-1818 in the severest Classical Revival style, its front resembling an Etruscan temple, the interior with a coved coffered ceiling - it has an underground passage to the Hall. Improvements to modernise the Hall and some alterations in the Neo-Classical mould were carried out a few years later. The estate passed to Dorothy, sister of Francis, in 1852, and a year afterwards to her widower, Colonel Charles LESLIE.

The Hall bought from the Leslies in 1919 by Colonel H. K. STEPHENSON (later Sir Henry Stephenson Bt) eventually became the home of his son Sir Francis Bt and it was purchased by the present owner, Mr. Thomas H. CHAPMAN, in 1975.
Hassop Hall is linked to only five families since the inventory of Domesday Book, there are remarkably intact records with specific dating of days and years.
Time has set Hassop as a tranquil backdrop to ages when a woman was worthless except as her Lord's chattel, when it needed great courage to hold fast to a faith, and when Civil War blighted this lovely countryside. With the opening of a contemporary chapter there is, not surprisingly, a determination to conserve and care for this outstanding heritage. Endlessly interesting; bound up with history; a place with many tales to tell; still a home - Hassop Hall is somewhere to find a welcome.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Baby Bentley for Weddings

Lady chauffeur and Baby Bentley for Weddings.
We are based in Dore Sheffield and cover all the surrounding areas.
Prices from £120 per hour for weekend rates.
Contact Helen on 0114 2364216 for a free bespoke quote.

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