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Events at The Apex January 2016, Bury St Edmunds

Events at The Apex 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD Tel: 01284 758000 Fri 8 Jan, 8pm Son Yambu Banishing the January blues with red hot rhythms straight from the streets of Eastern Cuba! Playing their irresistible tropical rhythms, Son Yambu bring a sensational, authentic Latin-music experience that turns any event into a fiesta! Free salsa lesson at 7pm for gig-goers.

16 ( 5 U25s) Sat 9 Jan, 12-3.30pm Harmonica Workshop with Steve Lockwood 30 Sat 9 Jan, 2.30-4.30pm Strictly Saturdays Ballroom and Latin dancing Free Sun 10 Jan , 8pm Fat Cat Comedy Club See 1 for line-up.

12 Belly Dancing Mondays starting 11 Jan 7pm-8pm. Develop a strong and yet supple core with beautiful, flowing undulations, shimmies, locks and hip work. Art Exhibition Open Daily 12-31 Jan Breaking New Ground An exhibition celebrating the Brecks inspired art projects being delivered by the Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership Scheme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund Thu 14 Jan, 8pm Katherine Ryan Kathbum Star of Live At The Apollo, QI and The Jonathan Ross Show, the razor sharp and hilariously funny Canadian returns with a highly anticipated new show.

Thoughtful, funny and just twisted enough The Times 18.50 Sun 17 Jan, 11am-3pm The Apex Wedding Fair Take My Hand present the biggest wedding fair in Bury, with 60 stands, free goody bags and samples, live music and a great atmosphere. Free Thu 21 Jan, 8pm Oysters 3 Up close and personal: John Jones, Alan Prosser and Ian Telfer, the three founder members and creative heart of folk-rock legends Oysterband, invite you to an evening of fresh acoustic performance and not-entirely-discreet stories an insight into their history, sometimes turbulent, often funny, with great songs from every era of a unique career.

17.50 Fri 22 Jan, 7.30pm Mayors Charity Concert With Bury St Edmunds Concert Band. In aid of the Mayor s charities: The Samaritans, EACH, Women s Refuge & WSH Rainbow Ward.

12 ( 8conc) Sat 23 Jan, 7.30pm The Chicago Blues Brothers Celebrating over 30 years of the Blues Brothers phenomenon, this non-stop all-live revue is packed with over 2 hours of the very best Blues, Motown & Soul music from both of The Blues Brothers movies including Everybody Needs Somebody, Soul Man, Respect and Shake a Tail Feather plus plenty of laughs too! The Chicago Blues Brothers 24.50 Sun 24 Jan, 1pm It Don t Mean A Thing (If It Ain t Got That Swing) The Duke s Greatest Hits by Echoes Of Ellington Jazz Orchestra; Take The A Train, Satin Doll, Mood Indigo, Caravan, Don t Get Around Much Anymore, Sophisticated Lady, and all your other Duke Ellington favourites!

18.50 ( 5 U25s) Thu 28 Jan, 7.30pm Britten Oboe Quartet One of the UK s most distinguished oboists, Nicholas Daniel founded the Quartet with his co-principals from the award-winning Britten Sinfonia. Mozart Adagio K580a for Cor Anglais and String Trio Britten Fantasy Quartet Opus 2 Mozart Oboe Quartet K.370 18/ 15/ 5 U25s Fri 29 Jan, 8pm The Beat One of the biggest bands of the 2-Tone movement returns, with hits such as Mirror in the Bathroom , Too Nice To Talk To , Hands off She s Mine and All Out To Get You .

16adv/ 18door Sat 30 Jan, 7.30pm Nearly Dan The ten piece Nearly Dan promise all the Steely Dan favourites in a two hour-plus show, featuring tracks from the groove of Countdown to Ecstasy to the super cool of celebrated albums The Royal Scam, Aja and Gaucho.

16 Sun 31 Jan, 11.30am Songbook Sundays The Chris Ingham Trio with Sara Dowling.

9.50adv/ 11.50door Sun 31 Jan, 7.30pm Jack Jones Jack Sings Frank: Celebrating 100 years of Frank Sinatra. The double Grammy-winning easy listening giant Jack Jones was nominated by Frank Sinatra as one of the major singers of our time . Jack and his Big Band put the focus on the upside and the energetic swing of Frank s creative life.

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Events at The Apex February 2016, Bury St Edmunds

Events at The Apex 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD Tel: 01284 758000 Art Exhibition open daily 2 28 Feb Royal Photographic Society Exhibition of work taken by photographers from across the East Anglia Region of the Royal Photographic Society. Thu 4 Feb, 7pm Mozart by Memory Aurora Orchestra perform Mozart s Symphony No.

40 entirely from memory; no music, no music stands and no chairs either! Aurora Orchestra played to great acclaim at both the 2014 and 2015 BBC Proms.

Come and see why performers and audience members alike found the experience so exciting and refreshing.

18/ 15/ 5 U25s Fri 5 Feb, 7.30pm The Enid The Enid have received a succession of praise for their work in the last year. Founder Robert John Godfrey was crowned VISIONARY at the Progressive Music Awards 2014, along with lead vocalist Joe Payne being voted BEST MALE VOCALIST in the 2014 Prog Magazine Readers Poll. Robert John Godfrey is one of the greatest composers Great Britain has ever produced Tommy Vance, BBC Radio One.

20 Sat 6 Feb, 7.30pm East Anglia Chamber Orchestra Debussy s Prelude a l Apres Midi, Poulenc s Concerto for 2 pianos (soloists the Cann twins), Ravel s Pavane pur un infant defunte and Ravel s Mother Goose (complete ballet score). Conductor Jacques Cohen.

20 ( 16 / 10 concs) Sun 7 Feb, 7.30pm 60s Hits and Laughter Show 2 With The Merseybeats ( Think Of You , Wishin & Hopin , Sorrow ) & The Fortunes ( Storm in a Teacup , Freedom Come, Freedom Go ) 25 Mon 8 Feb, 7.30 pm Mayor s Chinese New Year Show St Edmundsbury Borough Council, in conjunction with the Anglo Chinese Cultural Exchange, present a spectacular Variety Show in celebration of the Chinese New Year! All proceeds will go to the Mayor s charities: The Samaritans, EACH, Women s Refuge & West Suffolk Hospital s Rainbow Ward.

For further details please contact Mayor s Office on 01284 757135 or [email protected] 1 12 ( 8conc) Fri 12 Feb, 8pm Fairport Convention Annual visit by folk-rock veterans.

24 Sat 13 Feb, 7.30pm Wolsey Orchestra Berlioz beautifully crafted Les Nuits d t , Dvo k s lively Scherzo Capriccioso & Shostakovich s powerful Tenth Symphony. Conductor: William Carslake Soloist: Clare Presland Mezzo Soprano 13 ( 10conc / students U21 free) Sun 14 Feb , 8pm Fat Cat Comedy Club See 2 for line-up.

12 Mon 15 Feb, 3pm & 7pm Theatretrain: Alive Pupils from Bury St Edmunds & Sudbury join forces for a high energy stage production.

12 ( 9conc) Wed 17 Feb, 7.30pm Academy of St Martin in the Fields Formed by Sir Neville Marriner in 1958, The Academy of St Martin in the Fields is one of the world s premier chamber orchestras. Academy Principal Viola Robert Smissen and Principal Cello Stephen Orton showcase the exceptional ability of the musicians who make up the Academy, stepping into the spotlight as soloists for the evening alongside former Academy Principal Double Bass Leon Bosch.

Elgar Serenade for Strings in E minor Op.

20 Tchaikovsky Nocturne for cello and strings Bach Double concerto John Woolrich To the Silver Bow, a double concerto for viola, bass and strings Britten Simple Symphony 23/ 18/ 5 U25s Thu 18 Feb, 1pm Sid s Show! Join Sid from Cbeebies live on stage in a fantastic fun-filled adventure that ll knock your socks off! Sid is setting out on a heroic quest to find out where in the world his favourite socks and shoes have go to share in the adventure at the bottom of the sea, deep in the jungle or floating in outer space and meet some funny characters along the way.

Perfect for families with children aged 3+ 12adult / 10child/ 40 family Fri 19 Feb, 7.30pm The Orbison Story Barry Steele s celebration of The Big O s musical legacy takes you on a specially revamped musical journey, from the early sun years through to the late 80s and The Traveling Wilburys.

21.50 Sat 20 Feb, 7.30pm St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir Charity Concert for Nordoff Robbins, with special guest Laura Wright, the nation s sporting soprano. The choir has a wide repertoire of songs, from 1940s swing, Welsh hymns, spirituals & folk songs to musical theatre & chart hits.

20 / 10 U16s Sun 21 Feb, 11.30am Songbook Sundays Relax in the Apex Lounge with the Chris Ingham Trio & special guest singers from the world of jazz. Versatile and exciting vocalist, Brigitte Beraha has performed with many jazz luminaries including Kenny Wheeler and Bobby Wellins, and is as dazzling in a cutting-edge contemporary setting as with straight-ahead jazz standards.

9.50adv/ 11.50door Sun 21 Feb, 7.30pm Howard Jones Solo An intimate evening of songs and stories with Howard Jones, whose hits include; New Song , Things Can Only Get Better , What is Love? , Pearl In The Shell , Like to Get To know You Well , Hide And Seek , Look Mama and No One Is To Blame .

22.50adv/ 25doors Wed 24 Feb, 8pm Stewart Francis The star of Mock The Week , Michael McIntyre s Roadshow and Live At The Apollo , with his hilarious new show, Pun Gent 17.50 ( 15.50conc) Thu 25 Feb, 8pm Jo Harman and Company Voted Female Vocalist of the Year at the most recent British Blues Awards, Jo Harman is widely regarded as the most exciting blues/soul/roots artist to emerge in Europe for decades.

The finest female soul and blues vocalist in the UK Daily Mirror.

16 Fri 26 Feb, 8pm Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys Gordie s thrilling dance style, while simultaneously playing the violin, mixes with close-harmony bluegrass vocals & blistering guitar solos to make old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar.

15 Sat 27 Feb, 7.30pm Boogie Night 5 With Black Box, Shakatak, Angie Brown & Natasha Watts.

28.50 Sun 28 Feb, 6pm Bury St Edmunds Friendly Orchestra In concert with clarinettist Liliana Luongo.

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Thomas Culpepper in 5 Minutes

Image from YouTube Thomas Culpepper was one of the two men executed on December 10, 1541, for his crimes against the king. He and Francis Dereham were charged with treason after their affairs with Kathryn Howard, Henry VIII s fifth wife. While Francis was before Kathryn s marriage to Henry, Thomas crimes were during.

There are debates over whether Thomas and Kathryn actually had a relationship, or whether there was just an attraction. Some historians also suggest that Thomas pressured Kathryn into a relationship, and even possibly raped her. It would depend on whether you believe this was the same Thomas Culpepper who raped a park-keeper s wife.

Rather than get into the debate, I will share the facts. Some of them will cover the rape of the park-keeper s wife, just to see whether he could have possibly done it, but I ll mostly look at who he was before his December execution and the events leading up to it. The Early Life of Thomas Culpepper Very little is known about Thomas early life.

He was born around 1514, which would have made him around the same age as Francis Dereham at the time of his execution. It would have also made him possibly 10 years older than Queen Kathryn. Thomas had two older brothers, one of them also called Thomas.

This was common for the Tudor period. With the high rates of infant mortality and childhood deaths, many parents would choose the same Christian name for their children, as a way to ensure the name survived. It just so happened that both Thomases survived into adulthood.

The Culpeppers rose in power due to their relation to the Howard line. Kathryn and Thomas were distant cousins. This could explain how Thomas became a courtier for the Viscount Lisle, and collected various items for him and his wife, by 1535.

He was honored with a hawk by Lisle s wife three years later and he worked to gain one with Richard Cromwell for the king. Thomas Culpepper, Favorite of the King It is no lie that Thomas was a favorite of Henry VIII of England. This is why it is such a shock that many believe he was the one who raped the park-keeper s wife, and murdered a villager Image from YouTube afterwards to try and cover it up.

Rape and murder were serious offenses, and Henry wouldn t have kept someone close to him without any punishment at all if they did commit those crimes. This is why some historians believe that it was Thomas older brother with the same name who committed the crime. The problem with this theory is that the older Thomas was knighted later in life and referenced in the family tree.

If he did murder and rape, he would have been an embarrassment to the family. Whoever it was did receive a pardon from Henry. This is why it is possible that the younger Thomas could have been the guilty party.

But would Henry have wanted such a person so close to him, his wives (he was around during Anne of Cleves reign 1 , too) and daughters? Probably not. Henry could have pardoned the older brother, though.

It is no secret that Henry gave Thomas a number of gifts between 1537 and 1541, including properties in various counties. He was also one of the courtiers who greeted Anne of Cleves when she arrived from Germany to marry Henry in 1540. Thomas Culpepper Falls In Love With Kathryn Howard?

There are debates over whether Thomas and Kathryn actually had an affair 2 or not. In 1541, Henry VIII heard about Kathryn s life before coming to court, and Francis Dereham was initially questioned. It was he who brought up Thomas attention.

He apparently caught Kathryn s attention in 1540 and the two had been involved in an affair since. The evidence condemning Thomas was a love letter to him from Kathryn. There is no proof that this was actually written by the queen, and some believe it was planted by Kathryn s enemies.

Thomas would have had close contact with Kathryn, being in the position that he was in. Historians believe that Thomas asked Kathryn for favors and this led to private meetings; meetings that were overseen by Jane Boleyn, Lady Rochford. The love letter Kathryn allegedly sent asked about his illness and how he was.

It also suggested that Thomas had political gain. The two were waiting for Henry VIII to die, and Thomas would then marry the dowager wueen. This would have been enough to convict him of treason, as imagining the death of the king was a treasonous act.

This letter also suggested that Kathryn at least loved Thomas. It is possible that he did attract her attention, considering the way she reacted when other men showed her affection or attention. Remember that Henry was in his 50s at this point, and suffered from a smelly, ulcerous leg.

Thomas was much younger, fitter and handsomer. When Thomas was arrested and questioned, he never initially admitted to an affair. However, he did bring up Jane Boleyn during the questions, and that led to her arrest.

The Execution of Thomas Culpepper Thomas was found guilty of adultery with Kathryn. Numerous members of Kathryn s household testified against him and the queen, protecting themselves. It was only possibly under torture that Thomas finally admitted to a sexual relationship with the queen.

He was quickly sentenced to death; a traitor s death. He did plead to Henry VIII for mercy, and was granted it. Unlike Francis 3 , his executed was commuted to beheading by axe, possibly due to his previous relationship with the king.

This can sound surprising to some, as surely the king was more hurt knowing that someone so close to him had violated his trust. It seems that Henry was more angry at Francis, who had slept with his wife before him. Thomas was executed 4 on December 10, 1541, and his head placed on London Bridge to warn others.

His body was buried at St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate in London, unlike others who were thrown into unmarked graves at St. Peter ad Vincula.

It was an unfortunate end. Did he and Kathryn have an affair? Personally, I believe that something happened, unlike with Anne Boleyn.

Thomas should have known better, though. His family was at court during Anne s fall. He should have known what could happen if an affair was ever found; and an affair never stayed quiet in Henry VIII s court.

Report Content To report this post you need to login 5 first. About The Author Alexandria Ingham 6 I’m Alexandria Ingham, and am a work at home mommy and full-time freelance writer. Writing has always been a passion from a young age, but it was only in 2009 that I decided to use it to make money online.

Since then, I’ve managed to make a career out of it and don’t regret it.

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Events at The Apex December 2015, Bury St Edmunds

Events at The Apex 1 Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3FD Tel: 01284 758000 Tue 1 Dec, 7.30pm Marty Wilde: Born to Rock n Roll Marty began his career in 1957 and was one of the first British singers to play a leading part in those early formative, and groundbreaking Rock n Roll years. With his many hits and a host of wonderful songs from that era, Marty and his fabulous band the Wildcats take you back through some of the most exciting musical times this country has ever experienced.

22 Thu 3 Dec, 7.30pm Patricia Routledge and Piers Lane: Admission One Shilling Award-winning actress Patricia Routledge and international concert pianist Piers Lane tell the extraordinary story of Myra Hess and her famous wartime National Gallery concerts.

25/ 21 Sun 6 Dec, 7.30pm Abba Party Night Get ready for an action packed show from the 1974 Abba Tribute Show, featuring the most irresistible pop melodies with Abba s biggest hits including: Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, Waterloo & many more.

21 Tue 8 Dec, 8pm Steeleye Span Maddy Prior the voice of the band leads a line-up featuring faces old and new, performing new gems from their album Wintersmith (in collaboration with Sir Terry Pratchett) alongside classics that have made them one of the most successful British Folk Rock bands ever.

24 Thu 10 Dec, 8pm Soul Legends An all-star cast of talented singers and musicians revive everyone s favourite soul classics: Respect, Soul Man, Sex Machine, River Deep Mountain High, Ain t Nobody, Midnight Hour, Proud Mary, Knock on Wood, Boogie Wonderland, I Feel Good and more 22 Sat 12 Dec, 7.30pm Let s Hang On The Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, including; Grease, December 1963 (Oh What a Night!), Sherry, Can t Take My Eyes Off You, Working My Way Back To You, Walk Like A Man, Big Girls Don t Cry, and of course, Let s Hang On !

22 Sun 13 Dec , 8pm Fat Cat Comedy Club See 1 for line-up.

12 Mon 14 Dec, 7.30pm Roy Wood s Rock & Roll Christmas Party Distinctive appearance, big beard and a big bag (of hits)? No it s not Santa Claus, it s Roy Wood, delivering Xmas cheer and all his hit songs I Can Hear The Grass Grow , Flowers In The Rain , Blackberry Way , See My Baby Jive , and of course I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday .

20adv / 22door Tue 15 Dec, 7.30pm Carols by Candlelight Spirit of Christmas concert by the Locrian Ensemble.

19 Wed 16 Dec, 8pm Jazz at the Movies Have A Swinging Christmas with Joanna Eden & the Chris Ingham Quartet playing jazzy festive favourites as made famous by Ella, Eartha, Frank, Doris, Dean, Bing and other Hollywood hipsters. The show sold out at Ronnie Scott s in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

14 Thu 17 Dec, 2.15pm D-Day Darlings A festive selection of heart-warming Christmas songs from the 1940 s including songs from Vera Lynn, Bing Crosby, The Andrew Sisters and many more.

15.50 Thu 17 Dec, 7.30pm Let s Twist Again Love 50 s and 60 s music? Starring BBC s Strictly Come Dancing singer Chris Madin, with a full company of critically acclaimed artistes and musicians, the show combines fun and laughter with the greatest hits of Elvis, Dusty, Buddy, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Lulu, Sandie Shaw and many more 22.50 Sun 20 Dec, 6pm Orchestral Carols by West Road Church Free concert donations to St Nicholas Hospice Care Mon 21 Dec, 11.30am & 3pm The Snow Queen An enchanting new version of Hans Christian Andersen s fairy tale adventure, featuring new songs, beautiful costumes & scenery and a host of colourful characters.

A fun, frosty, fast paced adventure that will melt your heart.

12 ( 10conc / 40 family) Tue 22 Dec, 7.30pm Xmas Juke Box Jive! Two 70s bands in a night of non-stop hits: The Rubettes featuring Bill Hurd ( Sugar Baby Love , Juke Box Jive ) and The Tremeloes withDave Munden ( Yellow River , Silence Is Golden ).

24.50 Wed 23 Dec, 8pm An Albion Christmas Described in the Guardian as the perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas , the show features the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.

18 29 Dec 7.45pm; 30 Dec 7.45pm; 31 Dec 4pm; 2 Jan 2.30pm & 7.45pm Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat The award-winning Children s Theatre Company bring to life the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colours. This delightful musical features classic tunes for you to hum along to including Any Dream Will Do , Go, Go, Joseph , Close Every Door and many more!

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Landed families of Britain and Ireland: (192) Arton (later Bourne …

As so often with the families whose stories are told in this blog, one man created the fortune of the Artons, although in this case subsequent generations have conserved rather than dissipated it. The founder of the family was Thomas Arton (1823-1911), who came from relatively humble middle class origins (he was the fourth son of a land agent and surveyor) but made a fortune as a ‘stuff manufacturer’ in Bradford between the 1840s and 1880s. (Stuff was a technical name for a type of worsted cloth, often made with a linen warp and worsted weft, that had no nap or pile). As he became wealthier, he bought increasingly grand houses, beginning with Shipley Low Hall in 1866 and trading up to Micklefield House at Rawdon in 1871, which he enlarged the following year.

In 1886, when he had recently retired from business, he seems to have invested some of his capital in buying the 2,700 acre Tanfield estate, where the main attraction may have been the four miles of splendid fishing on the River Ure, as he became Vice-President of the local angling club. There was no major house on the Tanfield estate as Tanfield Hall had been pulled down by the previous owners, the Earls of Ailesbury, in 1816, and Thomas Arton continued to live mainly at Micklefield until his death. Tanfield Lodge, which perhaps began as a hunting lodge within the medieval park attached to Marmion Tower, was handily placed by the River Ure and was no doubt developed as an occasional residence for fishing parties, but its architectural history is obscure.

When Thomas Arton died in 1911 he was succeeded by his only son, William Denby Arton (1846-1949), a barrister (the first of many in a long family tradition) who was also in business in Bradford and seems to have continued to use Micklefield as his main residence for some years. In about 1918, however, he purchased Sleningford Park on the opposite bank of the River Ure and made this his main home. Micklefield was first let and then in 1930 sold to Rawdon Urban District Council, and it remains Council offices.

In 1928, William Denby Arton’s only son, Thomas, died at the age of 17, and so when William died in 1949 his estate was divided between his two daughters. The elder, Margaret Elaine (1913-2001) received the larger Tanfield estate and Tanfield Lodge, and the following year she and her husband, Maj. Anthony Temple Bourne, hyphenated their surnames by deed poll to preserve the Arton name.

Sleningford passed to his younger daughter, Dorothy Alice (b.

1918), who married Lt-Col. Arthur Denis Bryant (1908-94). Both sisters prudently passed on their estates to the next generation in their lifetimes, thus avoiding significant tax penalties, and the same thing has happened again more recently.

Tanfield Lodge passed to Christopher William Bourne-Arton (b.

1941) and from him to his only son, Richard William Bourne-Arton (b.

1966), who has invested in developing the hydroelectric power potential of the estate; and Sleningford passed to His Honour David Michael Arton Bryant (b.

1942), a County Court judge, and thence to his eldest son, Edward Denis Charles Bryant (b.

1971). Micklefield House, Rawdon, Yorkshire (WR) There is said to have been a house on this site as far back as 1616, but it was replaced by a new house of 1662 for David Marshall, and there is a sundial in the grounds with the date 1691 and the initials M.A.M. on it.

The house was again rebuilt in a plain Elizabethan style in 1847 for William White, possibly to the designs of Henry Francis Lockwood (1811-78) who was then in independent practice in Hull, although he moved to Bradford after forming a partnership with William Mawson in 1849. This forms the core of the present house, which was extended to the west in the same spirit for Thomas Arton in 1872. The house is built of limestone that has been soot-blackened by generations of atmospheric pollution, an effect that is now increasingly rarely seen on grand houses but was once the norm in industrial areas.

The house has been used as Council offices since it was sold to Rawdon Urban District Council in 1930. Descent: David Marshall (fl.

1662)…William Leavens (1747-1818); to nephew, William White (1801-72), who sold 1863 to William Kutter, who leased it to John Venimore Godwin; sold 1871 to Thomas Arton (1823-1911); to son, William Denby Arton (1864-1949), who sold 1930 to Rawdon UDC. Tanfield Lodge, West Tanfield, Yorkshire (NR) The house, which perhaps began as a lodge in the medieval park attached to Marmion Tower and later to Tanfield Hall (demolished in 1816), stands in a remote location on the banks of the River Ure, which here forms the boundary between the North and West Ridings.

Although obviously extensively remodelled in the 20th century, there was a house here in the 1850s and the present building appears to be a complex structure with ranges of several different dates, all now united under a coat of stucco. The estate comprised 2,700 acres in the 1880s. Descent: Ernest Augustus Charles Brudenell-Bruce (1811-86), 3rd Marquess of Ailesbury sold 1886 to Thomas Arton (1823-1911); to son, William Denby Arton (1864-1949); to daughter, Margaret Elaine (1913-2001), wife of Maj.

Anthony Temple Bourne (later Bourne-Arton) (1913-96); to son, Christopher William Bourne-Arton (b.

1941); to son, Richard William Bourne-Arton (b.

1966). Sleningford Park, North Stainley, Yorkshire (WR) The core is a five bay, two-and-a-half storey house of stone, built about 1730 for Sir John Wray, 12th bt. of Fillingham (Lincs), with stone quoins at the angles; the central pedimented doorcase has blocked pilasters and a chunky quintuple keystone.

To either side of this were added later three bay wings; that to the right being of two storeys and that to the left of one only; a further single-storey 19th century addition to the right with a tripartite window was built as a kitchen but has since been converted into a garage. The rear elevation has a central doorway with a Gibbs surround and again a chunky quintuple keystone. Inside, the entrance hall has a pedimented plaster overmantel incorporating the ostrich badge of the Wray family.

The big plain 19th century staircase rises to the second floor and blocks two windows on the centre of the rear elevation; it replaced a smaller staircase that apparently rose only to the first floor: the cornice of the original stairhall survives in a first floor bathroom and the adjacent landing. There is some simple bolection-moulded panelling in the upstairs rooms, and original doors and window shutters, and the dining room downstairs also has some 18th century panelling. Near the house is a quadrangular Palladian stable block of c.1760, with Diocletian windows, which has been converted into a separate house.

Descent: Sir John Wray (1689-1752), 12th bt; to son, Sir Cecil Wray, 13th bt, who sold to his brother-in-law, Capt. John Dalton (1726-1811); to son, Col. John Dalton (1758-1841); to son, John Dalton (1784-1864); to son, John Dalton (1813-71); to son, John Dalton (1848-87); to sister, Georgiana Isabella (d.

1918), wife of Seymour Berkeley Portman (later Portman-Dalton) (d.

1912), who let the house to W. Bairstow and later sold the estate (while retaining Sleningford Grange) before 1919 to William Denby Arton (1864-1949); to daughter, Dorothy Alice (fl.

1949), wife of Lt-Col. Arthur Denis Bryant; to son, David Michael Arton Bryant (b.

1942), who gave the house to his son, Edward Denis Charles Bryant (b.

1971). Arton (later Bourne-Arton) family of Sleningford Park and Tanfield Lodge Arton, William (1781-1841). Only son of James Arton (d.

1805) of Horsforth, born 21 November 1781. Land agent and surveyor and Liberal Party election agent. A Unitarian in religion.

He married, 25 January 1804 at Guiseley (Yorks WR), Hannah (c.1786-1867), daughter of Joseph Exley of Rawdon (Yorks WR) and had issue: (1) Jane Arton (1804-67?), born at Horsforth, 11 November 1804; married, 14 May 1826 at Guiseley, William Lobley (1799-1837) and had issue; perhaps the person of this name who was buried at Coley in Halifax (Yorks WR), 24 April 1867; (2) Elizabeth Arton (b.

1806), born at Horsforth, 27 July 1806; married, 4 September 1826 at Guiseley, John Bailey of Leeds; (3) Mary Arton (b.

1810), born at Horsforth, 12 September 1810; (4) James Arton (b.

1812; fl.

1851), born at Horsforth, 24 November 1812; (5) William Arton (1815-1907) of Rotherham (Yorks WR), born at Horsforth, 9 January 1815; greengrocer and later butcher at Rotherham; married Emma surname unknown (b. c.1816); died 10 January 1907, aged 92; will proved 18 March 1907 (estate 248); (6) Richard Arton (1817-67), born at Horsforth, 26 May 1817; clothier; married, 27 November 1837, Elizabeth Ingham (b. c.1818), and had issue; died 26 September 1867; (7) Hannah Arton (1821-1906?), born 14 June 1821; married, 23 August 1846 at Wibsey, Bradford, Matthias William Smith Attwood, silversmith, and had issue; said to have died 31 December 1906; (8) Thomas Arton (1823-1911) ( q.v. ); (9) Sarah Arton (b.

1825), born at Horsforth, 28 December 1825; possibly the person of this name who married, 11 November 1849 at Calverley (Yorks WR), Richard Nicholson Lister, son of Joseph Lister, gent.; (10) Joseph Arton (1828-55), born 16 June 1828; book-keeper and buyer in his brother’s clothmaking business; died Apr-Jun 1855. He lived at Horsforth (Yorks WR). His widow lived latterly at 65 Hanover Square, Bradford.

He died at Bradford, 15 May 1841. His widow died 22 January 1867. Arton, Thomas (1823-1911).

Fourth son of William Arton (b.

1781) and his wife Hannah, daughter of Joseph Exley of Rawdon (Yorks WR), born 2 December 1823. A stuff merchant with D. Abercrombie & Co.

in Bradford (later Abercrombie & Arton and then Thomas Arton & Co.), a business which he appears to have sold in the 1880s. Chairman of Rawdon Local Board of Health c.1885-90 and Horsforth Waterworks Co., c.1890 and a Director of the Bradford Exchange. He married, 2 December 1856 at Baildon (Yorks WR), Hannah (c.1830-1902), daughter of William Denby of Tong Park, Baildon and had issue: (1) William Denby Arton (1864-1949) ( q.v. ).

He purchased Shipley Low Hall in 1866; Micklefield House, Rawdon in 1871 and Tanfield Lodge, West Tanfield in 1886, but he was described as ‘of Micklefield House’ when his will was proved. He died 27 March 1911; his will was proved 9 May 1911 (estate 78,308). His wife died 14 May and was buried at West Tanfield, 17 May 1902; her will was proved 4 June 1902 (estate 27,511).

Arton, William Denby (1864-1949) of Tanfield Lodge and Sleningford Park. Only child of Thomas Arton (1823-1911) and his wife Hannah, daughter of William Denby of Tong Park, Baildon (Yorks WR), born 17 June 1864. Educated at Rugby School, Hertford College, Oxford (admitted 1883; BA 1885; MA 1896) and the Inner Temple (called to bar, 1889).

Lt. in 3rd Battn, West Yorkshire Regt., 1886. Barrister-at-law; JP for the North and West Ridings of Yorkshire and the Liberty of Ripon.

A Director of the Bradford Old Bank, and Chairman of Bradford Exchange. He married, 2 February 1910 at Esholt, Alice (k/a Elsie) (1880-1960), elder daughter of Charles Yewdall of Hollings Hall, Esholt (Yorks) and had issue: (1) Thomas Denby Arton (1911-28), born 19 January 1911; died aged 17 at Holt (Norfolk), 31 January 1928; (2) Margaret Elaine Arton (1913-2001) ( q.v. ); (3) Dorothy Alice Arton (b.

1918) ( q.v. ). He inherited Tanfield Lodge from his father in 1911 and purchased Sleningford Park in about 1918.

He may have lived mainly at Micklefield House until 1918 and thereafter at Sleningford. He died 13 December 1949; his will was proved 11 August 1950 and 4 January 1951 (estate 149,017). His widow lived at Hollings Hall, and died 15 June 1960; her will was proved 27 July 1960 (estate 63,737).

Arton (later Bourne, then Bourne-Arton), Margaret Elaine (1913-2001) of Tanfield Lodge. Elder daughter of William Denby Arton (1864-1949) and his wife Elsie, daughter of Charles Yewdall of Calverley (Yorks WR), born 17 February 1913. She married, 16 July 1938, Maj.

Anthony Temple Bourne MBE (1913-96), who assumed the additional name of Arton by deed poll in 1950, MP for Darlington, 1959-64, and had issue: (1) Caroline Rosemary Bourne-Arton MBE (b.

1940), born 15 January 1940; JP and DL for North Yorkshire; Chairman of Northallerton Health Authority and NHS Trust, 1988-97; Member of Yorkshire Dales National Park Committee; High Sheriff of North Yorkshire, 2004-05; married, 30 April 1960, Capt. Humphrey Talbot Thornton-Berry (1928-99) of Swinithwaite Hall, Leyburn (Yorks NR), only surviving son of Trevor Thornton-Berry, and had issue one son and one daughter; (2) Christopher William Bourne-Arton (b.

1941) ( q.v. ); (3) Hilary Susan Bourne-Arton (b.

1944), born 16 April 1944; married, 18 September 1965, Benjamin Dowson of Brackenhill, Caythorpe (Notts) and had issue two sons and one daughter; (4) Simon Nicholas Bourne-Arton (b.

1949), born 5 September 1949; educated at Harrow, Teesside Polytechnic, Leeds University and Inner Temple (called to bar, 1975; bencher, 2003); barrister-at-law on north-eastern circuit (QC 1994; Leader of the circuit, 2006-09); a Recorder, 1993-2012 and a Senior Circuit Judge since 2012 on NE circuit; married, 1974, Diana Carr-Walker (b.

1950) and had issue two sons (both also barristers) and one daughter. She inherited Tanfield Lodge from her father in 1949 and handed it on to her elder son in her lifetime.

She died 26 September 2001; her will was proved 10 April 2002. Her husband died in May 1996. Bourne-Arton, Christopher William (b.

1941). Elder son of Maj. Anthony Temple Bourne (later Bourne-Arton) and his wife Margaret Elaine, daughter of William Denby Arton of Tanfield Lodge and Sleningford Park, born 13 November 1941.

Educated at Harrow School. Director of Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group, 1991-2005 and Yorkshire Agricultural Society, 2003-05. He married, 10 July 1965, Gillian, second daughter of Robin Kidman Clover of Highthorne, Rosthwaite, Yorks, and had issue: (1) Richard William Bourne-Arton (b.

1966) of Tanfield Lodge, born 13 March 1966; educated at Durham Univ; Director of UK Hydro Ltd. and Blur Group plc; married, November 1991, Daphne E. Benson and had issue two sons and one daughter; (2) Fiona Louise Bourne-Arton (b.

1973), born Oct-Dec 1973; married, August 2000, Daniel Thomas Sibson (b.

1971), son of Peter Sibson of London and had issue. His mother handed over the Tanfield Lodge estate to him before her death and he has likewise handed over most of the estate to his eldest son. Now living.

Arton (later Bryant), Dorothy Alice (b.

1918) of Sleningford Park. Second daughter of William Denby Arton (1864-1949) and his wife Elsie, daughter of Charles Yewdall of Calverley (Yorks WR), born 2 April 1918. She married, 15 January 1941 at West Tanfield, Lt-Col.

Arthur Denis Bryant (1908-94), elder son of Maj. Basil Bryant of Ingram (Northbld), and had issue: (1) David Michael Arton Bryant (b.

1942) ( q.v. ); (2) Penelope Anthea Bryant (b.

1944), born Jul-Sep 1944; married, 9 September 1967, Capt. Henry Royston King, son of Henry Charles Leslie King of Wimbledon (Surrey) and had issue.

She inherited Sleningford Park from her father in 1949 but handed it on to her son in her lifetime. She was living in 1998. Her husband died 12 April 1994; his will was proved 6 July 1994 (estate not exceeding 125,000).

Bryant, His Honour David Michael Arton (b.

1942) of Sleningford Park. Only son of Lt-Col. Arthur Denis Bryant and his wife Dorothy Alice, daughter of William Denby Arton of Tanfield Lodge and Sleningford Park, born 27 January 1942.

Educated at Wellington College, Oriel College, Oxford (BA 1963) and Inner Temple (called to bar 1964). Barrister-at-law on NE circuit, 1965-89; appointed an Assistant Recorder, 1981, Recorder, 1985, and a County Court judge, 1989, all on the NE circuit; retired 2007; Member of the Parole Board since 2007. He married, Jul-Sep 1969, (Diana) Caroline (b.

1945), daughter of Brig. (William) Charles (Walker) Sloan and had issue: (1) Edward Denis Charles Bryant (b.

1971) of Sleningford Park, born September 1971; married, Jul-Sep 2001, Rosanna E. Burn and had issue a daughter; (2) Lucinda Mary Bryant (b.

1973), born Jan-Mar 1973; married, 2002, Hon. Shane Lyle Mackay (b.

1973), third son of Kenneth James William Mackay (1917-94), 3rd Earl of Inchcape and had issue two sons and one daughter; (3) William Robert Bryant (b.

1982), born Jul-Sep 1982; married, 2010, Louise, eldest daughter of Richard North of Putney (London). His mother passed Sleningford Park on to him in her lifetime, and he in turn handed it over to his son before 2011. Now living.

Sources Burke’s Landed Gentry , 1969, pp.

18-19; VCH Yorkshire – North Riding , vol.

1, 1913, pp.

384-89; P. Leach & Sir N. Pevsner, The buildings of England: Yorkshire West Riding: Leeds, Bradford and the North , 2009, pp.

608, 629; Who’s Who , 2013, pp.

243, 311; 1 . Location of archives Arton and Bourne-Arton families: deeds and papers, 13th-20th cents North Yorkshire Record Office, ZBS Coat of arms Arton: Or, on a chevron sable, five fleurs-de-lys argent. Bourne-Arton: Or, on a chevron per pale gules and azure between three lions rampant sable, five fleurs-de-lys argent.

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I should be very interested to hear any views on my suggestion that Micklefield House might be an early work of Henry Francis Lockwood. The building is rather in the style of some of his later works but I cannot find that he had any particular connection with Bradford before opening an office there in 1850. I have been unable to find any account of the architectural development of Tanfield Lodge, which is not a listed building.

If anyone can provide more information about it, I should be very pleased to hear from them. As always, if anyone can supply more or better photographs of the houses described, whether for publication or otherwise, I should be very pleased to receive them. If anyone can supply fuller genealogical details of the children of William Arton (1781-1841), or of recent generations of the family, I should be pleased to incorporate them.

Revision and acknowledgements This post was first published 23rd October 2015.

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