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Oak Tree Planting at Dalemain to celebrate 100 years of senior Girl Guiding

A beautiful oak tree planting took place at Dalemain at 12 noon on Sunday 11th December 2016 to celebrate the partnership between Dalemain and the Girl Guides. Jane Knight explains that an original Dalemain tree was planted in 1985 when Girlguiding UK was 75 years old, as a thank you to Jane Hasell-McCosh for all [...]

December 14th, 2016|House and Estate News|

On the 7th Day Of Marmalade – Global Marmalade

Christmas is celebrated on every continent around the globe, with over 70 countries bringing their own traditions and joy to the day. And of course, other religions and cultures have their own winter celebrations, making it a universal time of joy and love all over the world. In the same way that different people bring [...]

December 13th, 2016|Marmalade Awards News|

On the Sixth Day of Marmalade – Sevilles

As the key inspiration for our Christmas countdown, it seemed only fair that the Seville gets its own #MarmaladeDayOfChristmas. Often considered the one true marmalade orange, their coming into stock signals the proper beginning of marmalade season. The wonderful Abel & Cole already have Seville Oranges in stock, and there are sure to be more [...]

December 12th, 2016|Marmalade Awards News|

On the Fifth Day of Marmalade – Volunteers

Christmas is a time for taking stock and being grateful, and this December we want to thank all of our wonderful volunteers who have already begun preparations for the 2017 Marmalade Awards. We have received our first packages of marmalade here at Dalemain, and we hope that they will soon begin racing in as the [...]

December 11th, 2016|Marmalade Awards News|

On the Fourth Day of Marmalade – Gifts!

There are now just over two weeks until Santa comes, and if you’re anything like us, it can be tricky to find everybody the perfect present. Obviously, we’re of the opinion that the best possible gift anyone can receive is a delicious, Award winning marmalade, and when it comes to finding the perfect pot, we [...]

December 10th, 2016|Marmalade Awards News|

On the Third Day of Marmalade – Family

As Paddington, everyone’s favourite marmalade-loving bear always says, every family should have a marmalade day. One of the nicest things about marmalade making is the way it provides the opportunity to take time out from the chaos (especially at this time of year!) and do something as a family. We’ve always found that people’s favourite [...]

December 9th, 2016|Marmalade Awards News|

On the Second Day of Marmalade – Christmas flavours!

It’s time for the second #MarmaladeDay as we celebrate the Seville Orange at Christmas, and there was only ever one option – it has to be Christmas Marmalade! Nothing says season’s greetings like a jar of delicious Christmas preserve, cooked in the traditional open-pan method. Mackays' Christmas Marmalade is only available across the festive [...]

December 8th, 2016|Marmalade Awards News|

On the First Day of Marmalade

We’re celebrating Christmas with a twist this December – join us for our 12 days of Marmalade, as we bring you amazing gift ideas, heart-warming stories and a behind-the-scenes look at the Marmalade Awards this Christmas. The Seville Orange is stocked for an extremely short period of time in December and January, meaning that for [...]

December 7th, 2016|Marmalade Awards News|


Quality Artisan marmalade is on the rise in Britain, as small producers use their results from the World’s Original Marmalade Awards to champion their products. In this age of mass production these talented creators and producers shine, and the future of marmalade has never looked brighter. Last year’s Double Gold winner Sarah Churchill, of ‘Artisan [...]

December 7th, 2016|Marmalade Awards Press Releases|

Christmas Lunches in Dalemain’s Mediaeval Tearoom

We are delighted to once again be offering wonderful Christmas Lunches at Dalemain Mansion. Join us for something special - delicious, homemade food in the Mediaeval Hall, with a roaring log fire and beautiful festive decorations. Our menu has been updated and offers a range of traditional yet exciting Christmas fare, and as we know [...]

November 16th, 2016|House and Estate News|
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