Re-live the past at Kiplin Hall

Actor Mark Bamforth dressed as Christopher Crowe' the former owner of Kiplin Hall who is shown in the portrait hanging behind Mark.
Actor Mark Bamforth dressed as Christopher Crowe' the former owner of Kiplin Hall who is shown in the portrait hanging behind Mark.

THE recollections of a Victorian Admiral will be brought back to life along with music from the Jacobean era at a North Yorkshire tourist attraction.

The activities are taking place at Kiplin Hall, near Scorton, Richmond, over the August bank holiday on Sunday and Monday (August 26 - 27) and are included in the price of admission to the hall and/or gardens.

Actor Mark Bamforth will be portraying Admiral Walter Cecil Carpenter, a previous owner of Kiplin Hall, on Sunday, August 26.

This is not the first occasion Mark has masqueraded as a former owner of the hall. In 2010 he gave a convincing performance as George Calvert, who built Kiplin Hall, and last year portrayed Christopher Crowe welcoming the return from Washington DC of an important Venetian painting by Luca Carlevarijs.

Throughout the day ‘Walter’ will be talking about his life at Kiplin and will be giving glimpses into his life as an aristocratic young boy and of his time in the Navy from his early teens and as he rose through the ranks to the post of Admiral in later life.

‘The Admiral’ will be in the gardens at Kiplin Hall from 11am and in the hall from 2 - 5pm.

The following day, during Monday afternoon, Richmond musicians Jacob Herringman and Susanna Pell will be playing music from their new CD, Pellingman’s Sarabande, in the Long Gallery between 2.30 - 3.30pm and 4 - 5pm.

Their sarabande was recorded in St Agatha’s Church in Easby and copies are on sale in the shop at Kiplin Hall.

In addition to extracts from the sarabande, Jacob and Susanna’s afternoon programme will explore the many examples of the art of ‘division-music’ – a style common in the Elizabethan period and throughout the 17th century in England.

Admission is:

lhall and gardens – adults £7.50, concessions £6.50, children £3.50, families (two adults and three children) £20.

lgardens only: adults £4.50, concessions £3.50, children £1.50, families £10.

For further information telephone 01748 818178 or visit the website

www.kiplinhall.co.uk