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Revealing the Mystery Within Our Local History

ONE of England’s greatest Elizabethan properties was the destination for this year’s first field trip of the Mystery History Club.

14 students want along to explore  nearby Kirby Hall on Thursday, September 15th and find out more about one of the county's most impressive properties.

The English Heritage property was built in the 1570's by Sir Christopher Hatton (Lord Chancellor) in the hope of receiving Queen Elizabeth I on one of her annual 'progresses' around the country.

Teacher Samantha Stacey, who runs the club said: "We spent time wandering through the Great Hall and State Rooms which remain intact, in addition to the recently restored great gardens with the elaborate recreation of the 1690's parterre, statues and urns. Our students were lucky to be able to use the audio tour guides with commentary by experts in garden history, conservation and country houses."

As the trip was oversubscribed there will be another opportunity for students to go along in the Spring.

This Thursday there will be a trip to Lyddington Bede House (which was originally the medieval wing of the palace belonging to the Bishop of Lincoln.) Students will explore the house as well as take part in a Mystery Quiz.