Due to unforeseen circumstances we regretfully announce that we are unable to open Fairfax House as part of the 2020 York Residents Festival. This is due to emergency conservation work required on all of our important historic plasterwork and stucco ceilings. During our usual January closed period, specialist testing – carried out by York Conservation […]
Embrace soup season with this hearty Georgian recipe!
Following on from July’s Top Five Tips for Keeping Cool 18th Century Style, Here’s our Helpful Winter Guide Layers layers and more layers: to avoid the “muslin disease” (deadly cold or pneumonia), bundle up in layers of wool, fur, cotton, flannel or linen. Gentleman, adorn your great coat, leather gloves and boots, and ladies, invest […]
Follow our Top 5 tips to keep cool in this warm weather – 18th century style! Stay hydrated: Make sure to avoid the unsanitary water and instead treat yourself to a refreshing cup of small beer – highly nutritious. Or perhaps, if you are expecting company, break out the tea chest and brew those newly imported leaves […]
With February 14th fast approaching, we thought we’d give you some tips on how to secure your Valentine – Georgian style! Below you’ll find a letter from Arabella Whimsey dated 17 February 1755 to the editor of the Coneisseur, Mr. Town. Dear Sir! You must know I am in love with a very clever man, […]
Being a Volunteer means that you are likely to have a somewhat unsavoury interest in the darker, distasteful and downright disguising aspects of eighteenth century life. It’s all grist for the mill if you are a Room Host at Fairfax House … Find out more about their special forthcoming talk.