The Harvest Festival Returns for 2022!

Our Harvest Festival returns on Sunday 18th September! Join us from 10am-4pm for a celebration of all things Autumnal. We are hosting a traditional celebration of the harvest, offering visitors a chance to explore the importance of the Harvest at Dalemain and in Cumbria throughout the centuries. There will be talks, activities and guided tours, to be enjoyed [...]

2022-08-11T15:41:13+01:00August 11th, 2022|House and Estate News|

Dalemain Mansion Celebrates Family Link to Lancaster & Carlisle Railway Line 175th Anniversary

On 15th December 1846 the inaugural train from Lancaster arrived in Carlisle. Two days later, timetabled passenger services started. These events marked a milestone in the construction of what we now know as the London to Glasgow “West Coast Main Line”. At Carlisle and Penrith, it was now possible to travel to and from the [...]

2022-08-04T10:00:35+01:00August 4th, 2022|House and Estate News|

‘Man Made’ Marmalade Takes Gold Crown at The World Marmalade Festival

Press Release-16/05/2022   The Dalemain Marmalade Festival is the culmination of the World’s Original Marmalade Awards, with winners of the hotly contested homemade marmalade categories announced and the ‘Best In Show’ awarded. The 2022 Best in Show was won by Mike Ranson from Newcastle, with his Seville Orange Marmalade with Cider and Calvados. Over 3,000 [...]

Speech by Jane Hasell-McCosh to the people of Yawatahama

A translation of the speech given by Mrs Jane Hasell-McCosh to the people of Yawatahama, Ehime Prefecture, Japan (scroll to the end to see the original text in English). We would like to thank the Japanese Marmalade Association's Tomoko Alderton for kindly providing this Japanese translation. ― 祝辞(SPEECH)― ⼤城市⻑とご来賓の皆様、私は遠いイギリスにいますが、本⽇の式典にご⼀緒し、受賞者の皆様にお祝いを伝えることができてうれしく思います。 ダルメイン世界マーマレードアワード&フェスティバル⽇本⼤会は、ますますレベルアップし、2022年は⾮常にレベルの⾼いマーマレードが多数エントリーされ、難しい選考審査になりました。 この過去 2 年は容易なものではありませんでした。今⽇ここにいる誰もがなんらかの形でコロナ禍のあおりを受けたと思います。世界中が影響を受けています。しかし、この困難は⼈々を結びつける⼒にもなりました。世界中で開催されるこのマーマレード⼤会も例外ではありません。 皆さんも、この困難に負けず⼤会を開催されましたね。私は問題に直⾯した時、常に解決策があると信じています。コロナ禍に⼤会を可能にした唯⼀の解決策は、ボランティア精神とたゆまぬ努⼒で⼈々が協⼒したことでした。これらのマーマレード⼤会の基本⽅針が皆様によって実証されたのです。 この2年間、⼋幡浜市役所とマーマレード協会は⼤会運営を⽀援し、⽇本全国の⼈々がマーマレードを作り続けています。審査は優秀な審査員によって東京と⼋幡浜で実施されました。遠距離で⼤変な作業でしたが新宅さんと多くのボランティアによって、厳正な審査結果を得ることができました。 [...]

2022-04-26T17:28:41+01:00April 23rd, 2022|Marmalade Awards News|

Marmalade Makers Gather to Crown the Best Professional Preserve Producers on Dalemain National Marmalade Day

Press Release-28/03/2022 The Gold and Double Gold Winners of the Artisan, Hotel, B&B and Restaurant Awards were announced with great fanfare at Dalemain Mansion on Saturday 26th March. Marmalade makers, came from the UK and from around the world to meet Marmalade Patrons the High Sheriff of Cumbria and 2022 judges to celebrate the Award-winning [...]

2022-04-06T16:08:08+01:00April 6th, 2022|Marmalade Awards Press Releases|

A Day of Artisan Marmalade Expertise & Creativity

Over the last 17 years the World Marmalade Awards has grown to encompass not just homemade citrus preserves but to embrace small producers around the world who impress the judges with their techniques and imagination. So starting in 2021 we decided to separate the awards presentation events so that both the homemade entrants and the [...]

Dalemain National Marmalade Day

Join us on Sunday 27th March from 10.30am-4.00pm as we celebrate and host Dalemain National Marmalade Day! In the morning, listen out for church bells across the country as they ring the 'Marmalade Delight Minor', a special peal in honour of the World's Original Marmalade Awards. There will be a variety of British and international [...]

2022-03-14T16:01:13+00:00March 4th, 2022|Marmalade Awards News|

The 2022 Marmalade Awards are now Closed!

Entries for The World’s Original Marmalade Awards 2022 have now closed as marmalade flooded in to the halls of Dalemain Mansion. We have received 3,000 entries from preserve lovers around the world including Japan, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland and Taiwan to name a few. Most of the whole world is gripped with marmalade fever encouraged by [...]

2022-02-21T10:55:52+00:00February 21st, 2022|Marmalade Awards News|

The World’s Original Marmalade Awards is Spreading the Love for Britain’s Favourite Preserve

Press Release-11/02/2022 Entries for The World’s Original Marmalade Awards 2022 have now closed as marmalade flooded in to the halls of Dalemain Mansion. The organisers have received over 3,000 entries from preserve lovers around the world including Japan, Brazil, Canada, Switzerland and Taiwan to name a few. Most of the whole world is gripped with [...]

2022-02-17T16:41:27+00:00February 17th, 2022|Marmalade Awards Press Releases|

A Pre-Mother’s Day Treat at Dalemain

Join us at Dalemain for a delicious Afternoon Tea set in the Medieval Hall with beautifully decorated tables and a roaring fire to complete the mood. With homemade open sandwiches, tasty local treats and our famous Dalemain fruit scone, this is the perfect pre-Mother's Day treat!     The Afternoon Tea will be served on [...]

2022-02-16T14:46:16+00:00February 16th, 2022|House and Estate News|

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