Visit with Sir Hugh Blackett to the restored ice house at Matfen
In June 2018, while in Northumberland to give a talk to a local history society, the three "Blacketteers", Pat Longbottom, Martin Blackett and Al Kirtley stayed at Matfen Hall, then still owned by Sir Hugh Blackett.
Sir Hugh kindly showed us round the recently restored ice house in the grounds of Matfen, where ice for the main house was at one time made. and which had hitherto been derelict for many years. Here are some of the photos taken by Al Kirtley on that day.