Lives remembered Landowner Henry Tempest BORN 1924 DIED 2017


It had been in the family since 1097 but after years of neglect it had a leaking roof and no heating: “There was snow on the billiard table. We had to put antifreeze down the loos,” his daughter remembered. 

Nevertheless Henry set about restoring the 3,000-acre estate near Skipton, North Yorks, selling the family silver to pay for renovations and crippling death duties. 

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