Closure of Mr Barnes' Farm and 1940s Cottage

Vacancy: Visitor Development Officer

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £22,000 pa

Hours of work: 37.5 hours, exclusive of lunch breaks.  Regular weekend and evening working is required.  Hours for this post between April and September will be Sunday to Thursday inclusively.

Location of work:        The post will be based at Green Estate, Manor Lane,

Sheffield. Attendance at other offices/sites may also be

required on occasion

Job Description

Very much a hands-on role, our Visitor Development Officer will take an energetic and pro-active lead in supporting others to deliver a wide range of visitor activity on site.  Responsible for delivery of a portfolio of existing visitor offers including schools’ sessions, school holiday craft activities and key public events.  With a passion for, and understanding of, the importance of the local, cultural and environmental heritage, you will ensure the rich and varied stories of Sheffield Manor Lodge come to life for our visitors.  You will lead on the continuous improvement of existing offers, and the development of new offers for our key audiences across Sheffield Manor Lodge ensuring all visitor experiences are the best they can be, and contribute to plans to increase visitor numbers and spend.

 

Skills required

 

DBS Disclosure: This post requires An Enhanced DBS disclosure

 

If you would like to apply for this position then please visit our website www.greenestate.org and download our application form or contact Sue Rose at the main office on 0114  2677627 for more information, or to have an application pack forwarded to you in the post.

 

Deadline for applications is:           11th October 2019

Interview date:                                   24th October 2019

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Post Application packs to:

Green Estate CIC, c/o Sue Rose

389 Manor Lane

Manor, Sheffield, S2 1UL

 

The Yorkshire France Connection

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]Are you looking for a venue for your big day? In order to help you decide whether Manor Lodge might be for you, we are putting together some real life stories of couples who have celebrated their wedding with us. They are all individual and different showing, we hope, that Manor Lodge can help you plan your wedding, your way.

 

Sheffield Manor Lodge Real Weddings: Ingrid and Robbie[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_2" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_2" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]Ingrid and Robbie got married just a few weeks ago at Manor Lodge. Their celebration was one of love and happiness, bringing together their families from France and England in our beautiful historic setting. Throughout the day special touches from their home countries made the day totally individual and even introduced their guests to something a bit different.

The ceremony took place outside the Turret House in front of 90 guests.  Ingrid, wearing a beautiful ivory gown, was walked down the aisle by her Dad, to the Skyrim theme song. Her wedding ring had been passed along through Ingrid’s family and her flowers were a stunning mix of red, white and blue. Once the ceremony was over the happy couple were treated to a mass of bubble blowing by their guests, making their photos extra special.[/fusion_text][fusion_text]The apothecary garden is a popular setting for wedding photos but, instead of handing out traditional champagne, Ingrid and Robbie’s guests were treated to a glass of mead from Brittany as they chatted to friends and family in the garden.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_2" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]The happy couple chose to have their reception on site at Manor Lodge in an marquee in the grounds of the Tudor ruins. It was time to celebrate all things Yorkshire and what could be more appropriate than tucking into a tasty pie? From beef and blue cheese, to roasted squash and chestnut mushroom there was great variety and this Yorkshire classic was a new experience for several of the guests. Their delicious meal was followed by a stunning chocolate and vanilla sponge tree of life wedding cake.

Of course there’s nothing like a bit of dancing at a wedding, and Ingrid and Robbie had found a vintage DJ to play songs from England and France and get everyone up on the dance floor. When the guests were hot and tired another British staple pulled up in the grounds in the form of an ice cream van!.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_2" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]We asked Ingrid what she thought of the support they received from us at Manor Lodge in the run up to the wedding and she had nothing but positive things to say about our wedding coordinator so it seems they feel they received the personal touch by choosing us as their venue:

“Since the first meeting we had until the end, he was here for us. He is a big part of the success of our wedding. He gave us the ideas that made everything perfect and an event in our image”[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]But why did they choose us for their special day in the first place?

“As a historian it was important for me to get married in a place that possesses a history. I was delighted to find a venue as powerful and beautiful as Manor Lodge. Also, it was really good to think that the money we gave will serve to preserve this wonderful place. It is a really satisfying feeling.”

We are so pleased to have been able to help Ingrid and Robbie with their Yorkshire wedding and totally understand them wanting to do it all over again a week later in France![/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]Visit our wedding page to find out more about how Manor Lodge can be the perfect wedding venue for you.

Please note: with the opening of our new barn we no longer offer marquee weddings at Sheffield Manor Lodge.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

The Personal Touch

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]Are you looking for a venue for your big day? In order to help you decide whether Manor Lodge might be for you, we are putting together some real life stories of couples who have celebrated their wedding with us. They are all individual and different showing, we hope, that Manor Lodge can help you plan your wedding, your way.

 

Sheffield Manor Lodge Real Weddings: Jodie and Steven[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_2" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_2" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]Jodie and Steven fell in love with the beauty and history of our venue on their first visit and booked it straight away. They got married in September this year, making the most of the Manor Lodge site incorporating their own individual special touches to make their wedding a day to remember.

The ceremony took place in front of the turret house with 90 friends and family members. Jodie looked stunning in an ivory gown and carrying her handmade blue and white bouquet.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]Once vows and rings were exchanged the adults sat in deckchairs and on hay bales while sipping their celebratory drinks. Children and adults enjoyed playing outdoor games, including swing ball and quoits while the photographs were taken throughout the grounds.

We particularly loved the sense of fun in the photo of Steven and his friends with their nod to a love of superheroes, and the beautiful romantic photos of Jodie and Steven among the ruins.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_2" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]Jodie and Steven had opted for a marquee for their on site reception, and a barbeque platter for their guests followed by a buffet in the evening. Jodie spent love and time on numerous personal touches to the decorations, from seating plans and flowers, to Jack Daniels bottle centrepieces. Their favours were a little different, being donations to three chosen charities: Cancer Research, Help for Heroes and World Animal Protection. Jodie and Steven definitely made this their own special day.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_2" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]We want to say congratulations to Jodie and Steven and to thank them for choosing Manor Lodge. The feedback we received from them makes us feel honoured to have been involved, and a little bit proud of ourselves too.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]“Getting married at Sheffield Manor Lodge was special because it’s such a versatile venue. You can have the wedding however you like it and put as many personal touches on the day as you want.”

“The grounds are absolutely stunning and it’s the main thing we had compliments on - especially after getting the photos back.”

“It’s such a memorable day for us and we do believe a lot of that is because of where we had it and the support we had from the venue on the day as well. All the staff are polite and professional. If we could get married every year we’d pick Sheffield Manor Lodge every time!”[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]Visit our wedding page to find out more about how Manor Lodge can be the perfect wedding venue for you.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

History, Football and Afternoon tea - Francesca and James’ perfect day

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]Are you looking for a venue for your big day? In order to help you decide whether Manor Lodge might be for you, we are putting together some real life stories of couples who have celebrated their wedding with us. They are all individual and different showing, we hope, that Manor Lodge can help you plan your wedding, your way.

 

Francesca and James[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="2_3" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]Francesca and James opted for their beautiful intimate wedding ceremony to take place in the white room on the second floor of the Turret House at Manor Lodge, adding another important special event to the history of this fantastic Tudor building. A bright September day made for stunning wedding photographs of the bride and groom amidst the wildflowers, taken by the father of the bride.

The ceremony was followed by drinks in the apothecary garden, with the guests relaxing and taking in the views of Sheffield from the deck chairs in the grounds. All of this and more provided great photographs for the wedding album.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="2_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]So Manor Lodge added historical beauty to their wedding day, but Francesca and James also wanted the celebration to include another important aspect - their love of football. On the way to the wedding reception they stopped off at Bramall Lane for a wholly different set of photos, although James may be tempted to change the red to blue...

The reception was again a personalised affair, taking place in a marquee in Francesca’s parent’s back garden. Everything was personalised, handmade or hand picked - from the crockery, to the chocolate favours and table decorations. The cake was lovingly made and decorated by Francesca’s auntie and each guest even received a lottery ticket, so maybe it wasn’t just the happy couple who left feeling like millionaires.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]The most important thing for us here at Manor Lodge is that you enjoy your special day and don’t worry about a thing. We’ll leave the last word to Francesca:

We felt that we had found a unique venue even though it is literally on our doorstep…(Our guests) all commented on how special and intimate the day was.”

We can’t ask for better feedback than that![/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]Francesca and James’ special day was a unique personal family affair. Visit our wedding page to find out more about how Manor Lodge can be the perfect wedding venue for you.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

A Truly Sheffield Wedding

[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]Are you looking for a venue for your big day? In order to help you decide whether Manor Lodge might be for you, we are putting together some real life stories of couples who have celebrated their wedding with us. They are all individual and different showing, we hope, that Manor Lodge can help you plan your wedding, your way.

 

Rebecca and Gareth[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="2_3" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]The day before Rebecca and Gareth’s wedding things were a little worrying. The couple accidentally locked themselves inside a friend’s house and it was looking like getting their chosen two venues ready for the wedding in time might be a tall order. 

Fortunately things began to look up. Rebecca and Gareth managed to escape and it turns out setting up two venues wasn't too bad at all. This was going to be a fantastic wedding.

Rebecca and Gareth chose Manor Lodge for their wedding ceremony. They wanted to show off their home city to their guests, so picked a picturesque setting for the ceremony, getting married in May this year in front of the our beautiful historic Turret House. The sun shone down on the wild flowers and apothecary garden which made for stunning photo opportunities and the bride and groom looked wonderful in ivory gown and dark red suit.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="2_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]To make the day totally individual, the couple included acoustic versions of their favourite rock music into the ceremony. White and red roses in buttonholes and bouquets were a nod to Yorkshire and Lancashire roots, and rosemary linked the guests with our apothecary garden.

It was important to Rebecca and Gareth that as well as a beautiful historical setting for their wedding they also included Sheffield’s urban heart. Their guests were transported to the reception at The Showroom in a vintage bus, and once there enjoyed vegan food in celebration of the happy couple’s wedding day.

“Having never been to Manor Lodge before we started venue hunting, even we were surprised to find such a picturesque and green place so close to the City centre. The grounds are stunning and offer a wide variety of beautiful places for different photo opportunities. It was the perfect venue to show our guests the hidden gems Sheffield has to offer!”[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]We love seeing how our couple’s plan and use our venue for their special day and are really pleased we could help Rebecca and Gareth celebrate with all their family and friends.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_3" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]For information on having your special day with us please visit our wedding page.[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

The dust has settled after our battle reenactment but boy did we have fun!

We’ve only just recovered from our History Through the Ages Re-enactment (and sorting through all the fabulous photos) and thought we’d share some of the excitement. We also want to say a HUGE thank you to all the reenactors.

At 7am the site was shrouded in mist but the sun soon burned through to provide us with a glorious day. First up were Regia Anglorum who did battle from their 818AD camp with Viking Invaders.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next it was the turn of 14th century armour-clad knights do battle for the glory of England and the amusement of the lords, ladies and masses of course.

Muskets were in use by the 17th century and civil war soldiers showcased their firing as visiting children swelled the ranks to learn pike skills.

History Through the Ages veterans, the 2nd Battalion of the Coldstream Guards  were back showing off their firing skills and looking very smart indeed.

Sheffield Manor Lodge is a Tudor site so we thought it was pertinent to invite royalty to preside over the event. Henry VIII and two of his wives, Katherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn honoured us with their presence, along with his faithful secretary, Thomas Cromwell. He was certainly a lot of fun and firm visitor favourite!

 

Away from the battlefield visitors visited WW2 jeeps, dressed up with Bess of Hardwick, drank medieval grog and visited living camps.

The action looked even better from the sky. 

Here's what one of our visitors had to say on Trip Advisor:

"Absolutely brilliant day out with the family. There was something for everybody. The atmosphere was great, the re-enactment was very good and the whole day was so enjoyable and at £15 for the family it was worth every penny. We visit regularly as it's a lovely place to explore and take a picnic and just enjoy being sat in such an amazing place. Can't wait to see King Henry again, he made my day!"

We had a fantastic day and we want to say a big thank you to everyone who cam to visit, all the reenactors and of course our amazing volunteer team, without whom our events and open days would not be possible.

See you 2nd June 2019!

Introducing Meadows Fest: A family-friendly celebration of summer!

Introducing Meadows Fest: A family-friendly celebration of summer!

As we say goodbye to spring and hello to the return of warmer days and lighter nights, we are welcoming the summer season with a brand new event, Meadows Fest, which takes place on July 8th.

With more hours of daylight, we’ve packed the day full of sun-drenched activities that will keep everyone entertained. We will be hosting wildlife/pollinator trails, where you can spot the many different types of butterflies and bees that visit our beautiful wildflowers. July is the height of our meadow season, so it’s the perfect time to see our wildflowers in full bloom and they will also be dressing the Turret House courtesy of local floristry ladies!

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There will be a chance to have a go on our maypole and learn the traditional dance to welcome the start of summer, as well as Morris dancers performing throughout the day. Our bee keeper will also be bringing along her observation beehive: you will have the chance to try on a beekeeping suit and see what the bees get up to inside the hive. We hope you’re ready to try a waggle dance!

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For children there will be crafts, face painting, a bouncy castle, donkey rides, and some of our other animals will also be making an appearance. You can pet our guinea pigs, rabbits and pygmy goats.

To wind down at the end of the day, we will have a live music concert in the Tudor ruins courtesy of the silver spectrum wind band (4pm) who play classical, jazz, swing, film and contemporary pieces.

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If this summery celebration sounds right up your street, bring the family along to Sheffield Manor Lodge of July 8th from 11am. Tickets are £4 for adults, £2 for children, £12 for a family ticket (two adults and up to three children), and season ticket holders receive discounted entry.

We hope to see you there!

Please note due to staffing changes we are no longer able to offer Pictorial Meadows Tours.

Battle Re-enactment Event in June

Come along to our Battle Re-enactment Event in June

On Sunday 10th June, we are hosting our annual History Through The Ages Battle Re-enactment at our Tudor Ruins & Discovery Centre.

The day starts at 11am and finishes at 4pm.

Join Early Britains, Medieval Knights, Civil War Soldiers, Napoleonic Guards and WW1 and WW2 soldiers and ARP warden for fighting skirmishes and living history camps. See how warfare has evolved from the earliest days of England until the 2nd world war and experience what it was like for soldiers and their families to prepare for and live through some of Britain's biggest battles.

Battle Timetable 

12.30pm: Regia Anglorum  

Regia Anglorum means 'The Kingdoms of the English' and first came about in a time when Rome was no longer an influence and a nation was forged in the fire of change after change. Visit the early Britains in their 818AD camp, a time just after the first viking invasion and see them fight as they would soon need to against these Nordic invaders.

1.00pm: Team Falchion

Watch 14th century armour-clad knights do battle for the glory of England and the amusement of the lords, ladies and masses. At their camp see a range of skilled workers plying their trade and watch out for the ruffians who prefer to spend their time testing their mettle with a clash of arms.

1.30pm: English Civil War

See 17th century military and civil life recreated with a marching division, musket drill and firing, pike drill, Ensign and drums. New recruits (in the form of children) will be invited to swell the rank and files of both musket and pike. After visit their camp to find out what the soldiers would be up to while they weren't battling. Visit the laundry, blacksmith, sutlery and barbers surgeon.

2.00pm: Coldstream Guards 1815

See how the 2nd Battalion, Coldstream Guards  would have fought during the Waterloo Campaign in 1815 and meet their wives and families at their living camp.

2.30pm: Henry VIII and his wives (replacement fro WW1 reenactors)

Henry VIII will share with you his story, introducing you to two of his prominent wives.  Katerina D’Aragon will urge you to sympathise with her demise, after all how could her husband cast her aside after 24 years for Anne Boleyn! Anne has held Henry in her palm, saving her honour and why shouldn't she be Queen, she will give him that longed for heir.  This is played out under the watchful gaze of Thomas Cromwell, Henry’s right hand man.

3.00pm: World War II Jeeps 

As well as the battle grounds there will be living camps and chances to join and have a go. There will also be a Bouncy castle, Facepainting* and the sandpit will be open for our younger visitors.

Feeling hungry or fancy some medieval ale?

When you get a bit peckish you can visit Go Get Stuffed for the best Naanwhich in town or The Wood Fired Pizza company.

To really get in the mood (adults only of course), the Golden Grail Tavern will be joining us. They are a Medieval Inn selling traditional drinks from the Middle Ages including orchard wine, mead, grog and ale.

Joining in with battle at history through the ages

Adults £6  Children £3  Family ticket £15 (2 adults, 3 children)

Season Ticket Holders and FOSML:  Adults £5; Children £2.50; Family Ticket: £12.50 (2 adults, 3 children)

*charged separately

Taking Rhubarb Shed Cafe Onwards…and Back to the Forties

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If you know about Manor Lodge you will know that the whole of our site has changed immeasurably over the years and we are keen to carry on embracing change. We are passionate about restoration, development, history and our local community and are sure you will agree that our new exciting change embodies all of that. It’s the turn of our own Rhubarb Shed Cafe to move forward to larger premises, while also managing to go back in time!

 

Rhubarb Shed Cafe opened it’s doors in 2009 after careful restoration of the 18th century farm buildings on site. It’s hard to believe the journey it’s been on - from tumble down farm buildings, through the hard work and care of renovation, to small farm shop, and finally to the popular and successful cafe that Tony and the team run today.

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We are thrilled that our customers keep coming back for more, and even more thrilled that, in our new lovingly restored barn venue, we can now offer everyone the same wonderful food with the added extra of double the capacity seating, a private upstairs dining room and finally our desperately longed for indoor toilets. No more trekking out into the cold![/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_2" last="no" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_imageframe lightbox="no" lightbox_image="" style_type="none" hover_type="none" bordercolor="" bordersize="0px" borderradius="0" stylecolor="" align="none" link="" linktarget="_self" animation_type="0" animation_direction="down" animation_speed="0.1" hide_on_mobile="no" class="" id=""] [/fusion_imageframe][/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type="1_2" last="yes" spacing="yes" center_content="no" hide_on_mobile="no" background_color="" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" background_position="left top" border_position="all" border_size="0px" border_color="" border_style="" padding="" margin_top="" margin_bottom="" animation_type="" animation_direction="" animation_speed="0.1" class="" id=""][fusion_text]

But we couldn’t just have a brand new larger cafe - at Manor Lodge there is always a little something extra and Rhubarb Shed is no different. When thinking about a theme for our new home it seemed apt that the cafe, just up the farm track from our wartime cottage, should also have a 1940s theme, and we hope it won’t disappoint. There are lots of nostalgic touches and surprises inside and out.

 

Unfortunately the move does mean we need to close for a little while - just 22nd, 23rd and 24th April - but when the cafe opens it’s new doors on Wednesday 25th April we are sure you will agree it was worth it.

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 So come and pay us a visit soon and soak up some 1940s nostalgia, perhaps with a proper cup of tea and a slice of something delicious. We can’t wait to find out what you think!

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