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“Mrs Ingleby” and her staff had visitors for tea, coffee and cake at the Mansion on Sunday 27 September , to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support as part of World’s biggest Coffee Morning.

Mrs Ingleby is delighted to report her event raised £535.35. There’s still time to add a donation via this link if you missed out and always time to join The Friends via this website. Thanks to all who supported!

Mrs Ingleby instructed the cook to make Lord Delaware’s cakes for the grand occasion!  This has not been made at the mansion for over 100 years.   If you are kind enough to make a donation without coming and would like a copy of the secret recipe for the cake  or the gingerbread recipe from Mrs Ingleby’s actual cookery book,  email us at info@valentines.org.uk and we will send it!  


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Mrs Ingleby’s Macmillan Coffee Morning

10.30 – 11.30. Sunday 27th September

12.00 – 1.00. Sunday 27th September

1.30 – 2.30. Sunday 27th September

Watch this space!

1886 Mrs Sarah Ingleby and Mrs Martha Findlay the housekeeper, discuss cake and biscuit recipes

#GingerbreadMe fun!!

Please let us know if you’d like to bake and donate a cake!

If you aren’t sure if you can attend in person…

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Mrs Sarah Ingleby, who died over a hundred years ago in 1906, was the last resident of Valentines Mansion. We feel sure she would have loved to participate in such an event…

…. so we invited her to host one!!

Looking forward to a socially distanced, but fun day!