Talks on life at Peak District stately home Chatsworth

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Visitors can learn about life behind the scenes at stately home Chatsworth in a series of entertaining talks by staff.

The events will give people a taste of what it takes to run the estate.

The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Peregrine and Amanda Cavendish, will also feature in two special sessions to give an inside account of a decade of living in the historic house and gardens.

Head housekeeper Christine Robinson – whose family have worked at Chatsworth for more than 200 years – will reveal the motivation behind her recently published memoires.

And Steve Porter, head of gardens and landscape, is to also speak about designers and fashion and their influence on the Chatsworth Garden.

The talks will run most Fridays from January 23 to March 6.

Places need to be booked in advance and start at £12 per person.

n Visit www.chatsworth.org/attractions-and-events/events/event/winter-talks for more information or to book a place.

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