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Brideshead Rolls-Royce revisits Castle Howard

Date:1st July 2014. Picture James Hardisty, (JH100387f) The Yorkshrie section of the Rolls Royces and Bentleys Enthusiasts Club were attending a gathering at one of Yorkshire famous landmarks Castle Howard, in North Yorkshire where over 30 years ago the filming of Brideshead Revisited took place and today visitors had a chance to see the iconic 1928 Lady Deborah Jane a White Rolls Royce, owned by Tony & Liz Brown, of Doncaster, which appeared in the series. Pictured  Mr & Mrs Howard (Simon and Rebecca) with the car on the North side of the House.

Date:1st July 2014. Picture James Hardisty, (JH100387f) The Yorkshrie section of the Rolls Royces and Bentleys Enthusiasts Club were attending a gathering at one of Yorkshire famous landmarks Castle Howard, in North Yorkshire where over 30 years ago the filming of Brideshead Revisited took place and today visitors had a chance to see the iconic 1928 Lady Deborah Jane a White Rolls Royce, owned by Tony & Liz Brown, of Doncaster, which appeared in the series. Pictured Mr & Mrs Howard (Simon and Rebecca) with the car on the North side of the House.

The magnificent splendour of Castle Howard went up a gear last week in homage to the television series that made the historic house a star in its own right.

More than 30 years after Brideshead Revisited became a TV sensation, a Rolls-Royce used in the Granada adaptation made a welcome return to the stately home.

The classic car was among a convoy of luxury vehicles which rolled in to the grounds.

Gleaming sunshine greeted the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club as members descended on the TV home of the fictional Flytes, and real-life residence of the Howard family.

The Brideshead Rolls-Royce – a 1928 Open Tourer – was not the main car used by the family in the TV production but did appear in episodes several times. It was purchased by Edwards & Co Ltd, a Bournemouth dealership, for £1,185.

Little more is known about the car’s history until it was found by the owner’s father Jack Gardham Brown, all in pieces in a Darlington lock-up garage in the early 1970s.

It now belongs to Tony Brown, of Doncaster.

Pictured: The Rt Hon. Simon and Rebecca Howard, of Castle Howard, and the Rolls-Royce which featured in the TV adaptation of Brideshead Revisited.

 

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