We were delighted to be featured on the latest episode of the Antiques Roadtrip, which included a number of Cumbrian attractions. Jane Hasell-McCosh was very pleased to welcome Roo Irvine to Dalemain Mansion as part of this episode, where they talked all things marmalade.

As well as talking Roo through the history of the preserve, from Roman times to the present day, Jane also showed Roo how to make her very own marmalade. Jane’s Orange, Lemon and Grapefruit marmalade is made unique through the addition of rhubarb from the kitchen gardens, which proved a favourite with Roo, leading her to re-name it ‘Roo-barb marmalade’.

Jane Hasell-McCosh says; ‘It was such a joy to welcome the team to Dalemain, and to talk about the history of marmalade, which is such a key part of life here at Dalemain, where we run the World’s Original Marmalade Awards. I hope that everyone who watches the episode will be inspired to have a go at making their own!’

Jane Hasell-McCosh is a liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers and is passionate about fruit, preserving and marmalade. The episode of Antiques Roadtrip can be viewed on iPlayer at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000w19h/antiques-road-trip-series-22-episode-5