A very important date with a fete

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Providing care for forty years is a reason to celebrate, and to mark the occasion, Peasmarsh Place Care Home is having a summer fete on Saturday June 22 from 10.30-5.00pm (see 40 years of care)  

The grounds of Peasmarsh Place

The day will be packed with activities to suit everyone and is free to enter with plenty of free parking too. If you have often wondered what this magnificent property looks like inside then here’s your chance to have a nose with organised tours of the house and arboretum as part of the celebrations and a talk on the history of the house by the owner, Lord Devonport, in person.

Local farmer James Bull and Viscount Devonport enjoying the sun at Peasmarsh Place
Rye Players in costume as the Red Queen, White Rabbit and Alice

There’s a BBQ and cream teas on the lawn, washed down with a glass of Pimms or two, if you fancy it, whilst watching the dog obedience and trick display. If you have a hound, bring it along to be judged for either the best trick, the most handsome dog or the prettiest bitch.

Prior to the Devonport family, Peasmarsh Place was owned by the Liddell family and it was here that Charles Liddell’s niece, Alice, was told stories by Lewis Carroll, who then wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland which Rye Players renacted on the front lawn in June 2023. Rye Players will be there again, dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters (as above). Martin Bruce and his Rye Bay Herrings will be singing live shanties and there is also live music,  face painting, splat the rat, coconut shy, hoopla, tombola and Tillingham Wines will be bringing along a little something they prepared earlier to tempt your tastebuds.

The lake at Peasmarsh Place

It promises to be a very special day so why not come along and take part or just turn up on the day, relax in the majestic 10 acre grounds, bring your family and friends, bring your neighbours and see for yourself why Peasmarsh Place is such a special place for so many reasons.

Peasmarsh Place Care Home, Church Lane, Peasmarsh, TN31 6XE.

Main entrance to Peasmarsh Place

Image Credits: Peasmarsh Place Care Home , Nick Forman , Sue Forman .

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