NLHA member Philip Jones is researching the Victorian and Edwardian formal and kitchen gardens at Newstead Abbey, and also the lives of the gardeners who worked there. He would be interested in receiving copies of old photographs and colour transparencies of the gardens (particularly any taken before 1965 when the glasshouses were demolished) and also any ephemera such as letters and diaries which mention the gardens. He already has copies of most of the guide books ever published, and a good collection of Edwardian postcards. Any information he receives will be incorporated into a future publication, and some of it will be used in the garden history tours which he is running for members of the public at Newstead Abbey during the summer months.
Anyone with information should contact Philip at firstname.lastname@example.org