We are missing all of you who would normally be visiting Muncaster Castle & Gardens right now so we have put together some videos so you can enjoy the sights & sounds of Springtime here and what our Bears have been getting up to over Easter and the upcoming VE Day Celebrations!
We hope you enjoy them!
Muncaster Castle's tribute to Captain Tom, all Veterans and Key Workers projected onto the Castle!
We thought you'd take you on a little walk around Muncaster as we are missing all of our visitors and wanted you to enjoy the sights and sounds of Muncaster in Spring!
Our 75th VE day celebration video for you all! We hope you've had a great weekend celebrating all past and present heroes in a true community spirit at home.
The Muncaster Bears were so disappointed that the usual annual Muncaster Big Egg Hunt unfortunately go ahead as planned. So Tom Ted set them their very own Egg Hunt!
The Bears are not disheartened after our food festival, part of the VE Day celebrations, could not go ahead. They have decided to have their own Victorious Festival… BearGanza Style!
Paying Tribute to the NHS, the VE Day Heros and a Thoroughly British Take Away Afternoon Tea in Aid of the NSPCC
We should have been hosting a 3 day Victorious Food Fest from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May to celebrate 75 years since VE Day. Although this was not been possible due to the Covid-19 crisis, we were determined to ensure the occasion is celebrated and wanted to give a big thank you to all those who gave up so much and worked so hard to ensure victory 75 years ago.
Undeterred we mounted two tributes to the brave heroes from 75 years ago while not forgetting the valiant NHS & other key worker heroes of today fighting against the latest threat to Britain and the UK.
On Thursday 7th May we lit up the Castle after dark with a tribute to all NHS & Key Workers while clapping furiously at 8pm. On Friday 8th we honoured all veterans of the Second World War with a different light show tribute. A tribute was also been mown into the grass in front of the Castle, mirroring the official VE Day logo but adding the word “Heroes” for the veterans of WW2 and the current Covid-19 crisis.
In addition, Pennington Hotels arranged a very popular Take-Away Afternoon Tea for locals in aid of the NSPCC which raised well over £1000 for the charity and encourages everyone to celebrate the exploits of our VE Day veterans by enjoying a cup of tea & a bit of cake safely at home, despite lockdown. All very British!
We encourage anyone enjoying their Pennington Hotels/NSPCC Afternoon Tea to submit pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org & we will share a selection of them on our social media links.
Muncaster Castle once stored one of the world's most famous paintings.....
You may not know but Muncaster Castle was used in WW2 to protect some of the paintings from the Tate Gallery in London.
Martin Bailey has done a very interesting article on Van Vough's sunflowers - it's a great read for anyone interested.