March’s Letter From the Curator (2019)

Dear Friends

Spring is finally here! The winter has been a warmer one and now have some more gloriously sunny months ahead of us! March signifies the start of Spring in the modern calendar, but the month of March signified the first month of a new year in the earliest Roman calendar. It is easy to see why- it is in the month of March that the earth seems revitalised and alive- trees start to bloom once more with a fresh coat of green leaves, animals awake from hibernation and flowers start to unveil their beautiful coloured petals. Speaking of which- look at this stunning photograph taken by our groundsman. One daffodil couldn’t wait to make an appearance, cheering us all up with its vivid colour! Clearly then it was not only the Castle Team that has been longing for Spring!

Daffodils have had a long association with happiness- many believe that daffodils signify hope and creativity. I cannot think of a more appropriate flower to present you with at this moment, with so much to look forward to in the upcoming months. It has been a long winter without the cheerful voices of visitors to the castle, but that is all about to change soon! We will once more open our gates to visitors from Easter! And that’s not all- we are welcoming back the Vikings for Easter, Pirates for the first May bank holiday and 1940s re-enactors for the second May bank holiday! These events have been extremely popular in the past and offer fun and adventure for all ages! Be sure to keep an eye on our website and social media for more information!
And with the beginning of our Low Season in late April, we also welcome back our Sunday activities. With a range of activities on offer, there is sure to be something that is your cup of tea- or maybe something that you’ve been longing to give a try. A perfect way to keep the family entertained!

Wishing you all a prosperous start to Spring- keep an eye out for those daffodils!

Best Wishes

Lesley Smith, Curator.