The Fitzwilliam Wentworth Estate, in South Yorkshire, is our first stop after arriving in the UK*. Two very kind people, Barry and Marilyn, invited us here.
Today the estates – approximate 15,000 acres today – are scattered around Wentworth Park. It’s in Wentworth Park where you can also admire the Big House, as the locals call it, or the Wentworth Woodhouse. It likely received its name after the William Wynthwort or Winterworth (later Wentworth) married Emma, the daughter of William Wodehouse of ‘Woodhous’ in the 13th century.
Find out more about the estates at: wentworthestate.co.uk (or the book “A Brief Guide To The Fitzwilliam (Wentworth) Estates & The Wentworth monuments” by Geoffrey Howse)
During our days in Wentworth we discover that Barry knows a lot about cars, trucks and lorries. When he hears that our truck needs an urgent oil change, he immediately offers to help. Under the watchful eyes of his dogs – probably figuring out which tool or glove will be their next “fetch” toy, the two guys get into action.
THANK YOU Barry & Marilyn!
*As a reference: We took the overnight ferry from Hoek of Holland to Hull on June 30th, 2017. We booked the one-way ticket (incl. cabin) online with P&O Ferries less than 3 hours before departure, for 340€.
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