Wednesday, 1 May 2013


Good morning everyone!

Are you interested in unlocking the history of your house? Would you love to know who has called your house 'home' in the past decades or centuries?
Would you be interested to discover how the building evolved, adapting to the changing fashions and types of people who have lived there?

I am very excited to share with you today, an opportunity for anyone interested in learning how to go about researching the history of their home for themselves.

My sister Ellen is a house historian with a wealth of knowledge and experience, working with both private clients and industry professionals.  You can read further about her services at

Ellen and I are delighted to announce the plan to hold a number of one day workshops here at my home in Kent throughout the coming months.

A fun, informative day, working in a small group, to ensure everyone receives as much personal attention as possible.  Ellen will give you the knowledge required for you to leave and complete your own research with confidence....along with  full guidance notes and worksheets to take home, serving as a helpful companion to begin your journey of discovery.

The one day workshop will be held here at my home near Benenden, Kent and will run from 10.30am - 4.30pm...dates to be confirmed, when numbers of those interested are known ..... although I am pleased to say that a number of people have jumped at the chance to be part of what we hope will be a fascinating and 
enjoyable day.  The cost of the day is £125.00 and includes morning coffee/tea on arrival, a home cooked lunch with wine, and afternoon 
tea and cake.

If you are interested in attending, or would like to know more about the workshop, please contact me directly at

This is a day that appeals as much to the chaps as the girls, so do please mention it to anyone you think may be interested?  It would also make a truly unique gift for a birthday, house-warming, anniversary or retirement. 

Treat someone to a special day of discovery!

Sophia xx


  1. I would have loved to come shame it is to far, hope you will have Lovely day!xxx Jeanna

  2. Hi, Sophia -
    I hope you and Ellen will be able to share a part of these workshops on your blog for us readers across the pond. Our home dates to 1918 (which is old for DC), but I think it may be earlier. We made a recent discovery while renovating the basement.