The North family’s former butcher’s shop in Leicester still exists and is now a restaurant called North Bar & Kitchen. The new owners have not only kept the name but also the original shop sign as part of their frontage.

A photo of North’s butcher’s shop taken in the 1980s and the building as it is now can be found here:

The official website for the popular UK television series Downton Abbey:

This is the place to go if you want to visit or find out more about Highclere Castle, the home of the Carnarvons and the setting for Downton Abbey:

The current Lady Carnarvon, wife of the 8th Earl, has her own website and blog which includes details of her fascinating books about the history of the Carnarvons and also what it’s like to live and work in the real-life Downton Abbey.

Duncan McLaren’s excellent website will tell you all you need to know (and more) about the novelist Evelyn Waugh and in particular his relationship with Lady Burghclere’s youngest daughter, Evelyn Gardner.

My local daily paper The Leicester Mercury published this article about the letters in the paper and on their website.


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