Betty Ridge exhibition
In 2016, to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the marriage in 1766 of fisherman's daughter Betty Ridge to William Flower, 2nd Viscount Ashbrook, the present Viscount Ashbrook opened the Betty Ridge Room at the family seat, Arley Hall in Cheshire.
Portraits, prints, miniatures and documents tell the story of perhaps the most romantic episode in the colourful history of the Flower family, Anglo-Irish aristocrats who won favour fighting first for Queen Elizabeth I and then for the Stuarts in a rebellious Ireland.
Items are always being added to the display, especially to bring the story alive for younger visitors. For details, please visit http://www.arleyhallandgardens.com/exhibition/