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2015 Annual Fair

The 2015 Annual Fair will take place at Stoneleigh Abbey in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, on Saturday 12th September. Stoneleigh Abbey began as a Cistercian monastic house in 1154, and was converted into a family home after the Dissolution. It is one of the seats of the Leigh family.

This yearly event has plenty for enthusiasts of Lilliput Lane to see and do, including product demonstrations, competitions, staff to meet and chat to as well as having a go at painting your own figurines.

For more information about the annual fair, please visit the Lilliput Lane website.

For more information about Stoneleigh Abbey, please visit www.stoneleighabbey.org/.


2014 Annual Fair

The 2014 Annual Fair took place at Kedleston Hall near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire, on Saturday 20th September from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Kedleston Hall has been the home of the Curzon family since the twelfth century, housing a treasure trove of fascinating objects from Asia and an extensive collection of paintings, original sculpture and furnishings.

This yearly event had plenty for enthusiasts of Lilliput Lane to see and do, including product demonstrations, competitions, staff to meet and chat to as well as having a go at painting your own figurines.

Kedleston Boathouse and Church were the exclusive Lilliput Lane models at the 2014 Annual Fair. These models, sold as a set, were only available to members of the Collectors' Club who reserved them in advance and attended the annual fair.

Kedleston Hall

      

For more information about Kedleston Hall, please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston-hall.


2013 Annual Fair and Swap and Sell

The 2013 Annual Fair took place at Mapledurham House in Mapledurham, Reading, Berkshire, on Saturday 21st September from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Sunday 22nd September from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. After centuries of turmoil, Mapledurham House now enjoys a more peaceful existence and is an oasis of peace, natural beauty and history. The grounds have been used as locations in a number of film and TV productions including 'The Eagle Has Landed' starring Michael Caine and hit series such as 'Anyone for Dennis', 'Midsomer Murders' and 'Miss Marple'.

This yearly event had plenty for enthusiasts of Lilliput Lane to see and do, including a Swap and Sell hosted by us, product demonstrations, competitions, staff to meet and chat to as well as having a go at casting and painting your own figurines.

Mapledurham Watermill and Mapledurham Yew Tree Cottage were the exclusive Lilliput Lane models at the 2013 Annual Fair. These models, sold as a set for £ 34.95, were only available to members of the Collectors' Club who reserved them in advance and attended the annual fair.

Chatsworth House

The Mapledurham Estate was purchased by Richard Blount of Iver in 1490, and it has remained with his descendants ever since. The present house was built between 1588 and 1612. One of the highlights at Mapledurham is the Mill, whose current building dates from the 15th century and is the only mill on the Thames still working and producing stone-ground flour. Another highlight is St. Margaret's Church, although most of the original 13th century structure is no longer visible since the building's restoration in 1863.

For more information about Mapledurham House, please visit www.mapledurham.co.uk.


2012 Annual Fair and Swap and Sell

The 2012 Annual Fair took place at Chatsworth House in Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, on Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th September from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Chatsworth is one of the best-loved and most magnificent historic houses in the country and one of the premier tourist attractions in the Peak District. Renowned for its splendour, Chatsworth has also been used as a film location for numerous productions, including The Duchess, Pride & Prejudice and Wolf Man.

This yearly event had plenty for enthusiasts of Lilliput Lane to see and do, including a Swap and Sell hosted by us, product demonstrations, competitions, staff to meet and chat to as well as having a go at casting and painting your own figurines.

Russian Cottage and The Cascade House were the exclusive Lilliput Lane models at the 2012 Annual Fair. These models, sold as a set for £ 34.95, were only available to members of the Collectors' Club who reserved them in advance and attended the annual fair. In addition, 100 snowed sets of these models were sold that weekend via a draw.

An exclusive hanging Christmas ornament of the Hunting Tower — a holiday cottage on the Chatsworth Estate — was given free to every ticket holder on entry to the fair. As Lilliput Lane was celebrating their thirtieth anniversary during the fair, and thirty years is a pearl anniversary, the ornament featured an unusual pearlised finish.

Chatsworth House

The first house at Chatsworth was built by 'Bess of Hardwick' and her second husband, Sir William Cavendish. They bought the manor of Chatsworth in 1549 and began to build in 1552. The Hunting Tower, created in the 1580s, still stands on the hill behind Chatsworth. The Chatsworth House Trust, a charitable foundation set up by the 11th Duke of Devonshire to help ensure for the public benefit the preservation of the house, its essential contents, the garden and the park, has run Chatsworth House since 1981.

For more information about Chatsworth House, please visit www.chatsworth.org.

Queueing for the fair
Queueing for the fair
Collectors' Club merchandise
Product exhibit
Swap & Sell
Swap & Sell
Musicians
Birds of Prey exhibit
Birds of Prey exhibit
Dancing Dogs
Dancing Dogs
Chatsworth House
Chatsworth House
Hunting Tower
The Cascade House

List of Annual Fairs

Here is a list of the annual fairs held for Lilliput Lane collectors:

Year Dates Venue Annual Fair Exclusive Model(s)
2015 12th September

Stoneleigh Abbey
Kenilworth, Warwickshire

TBA
2014 20th September

Kedleston Hall
near Quarndon, Derby, Derbyshire

Kedleston Boathouse & Church
2013 21st &22nd September Mapledurham House
Mapledurham, Reading, Berkshire
1) Mapledurham Watermill
2) Mapledurham Yew Tree Cottage
2012 15th &16th September Chatsworth House
Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire
1) Cascade House, The
2) Russian Cottage
2011 17th & 18th September Burghley House
Stamford, Lincolnshire
1) Bottle Lodges, Burghley Park, The
2) Burghley Park Boathouse
2010 18th & 19th September Knebworth House
Knebworth, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
1) North Lodges Gatehouse
2) Watch Tower & Water Tower, The
2009 19th & 20th September Blenheim Palace
Woodstock, Oxfordshire
1) Bladon Village Pump
2) Church Of St. Martin, The
2008 20th & 21st September Shugborough
MIlford, near Stafford, Staffordshire
1) Chinese House, The
2) Cottage At Brocton, The
3) Tower Of The Winds
2007 16th & 17th June Lilliput Lane Studios
Skirsgill, Penrith, Cumbria
1) Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
2) Penrith Toffee Shop
2006 16th &17th September Chiltern Open Air Museum
Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire
1) Maidenhead Pavilion
2) Marsworth Cattle Shelter, Stable &
     Cart Shed
2005 17th & 18th September Warwick Castle
Warwick, Warwickshire
1) Caesar's Tower & The Barbican
2) Mill & Engine House, The
2004 18th & 19th September Blists Hill
Coalbrookdale, Telford, Shropshire
1) Shelton Tollhouse, The
2) Squatter's Cottage
2003 20th & 21st September Cadbury World
Bournville, Birmingham
1) Rest House, The
2002 25th & 26th May Dalemain Historic House
Dalemain, Penrith, Cumbria
1) St.Andrew's Church, Dacre
2001 23rd & 24th June Harewood House
Harewood, Leeds
1) Gateway To Harewood
2000 17th & 18th June Syon Park
Brentford, Middlesex
1) Syon Park Conservatory
1999 12th & 13th June Sandringham
Sandringham, Norfolk
1) Queen Alexandra's Nest
1998 20th & 21st June Woburn Abbey
Woburn, Bedfordshire
1) Thornery, The
1997 7th & 8th June Arbury Hall
Nuneaton, Warwickshire
1) Arbury Lodge
1996 31st August & 1st September Annual Fair:
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum
Chichester, West Sussex
1) Cornflower Cottage
1996 18th May Open Day:
Lilliput Lane Studios
Skirsgill, Penrith, Cumbria
none
1995 9th & 10th September Grimsthorpe Castle
Bourne, Lincolnshire
none
1994 3rd & 4th September Chiltern Open Air Museum
Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire
1) Wycombe Toll House
1993 4th & 5th September Harewood House
Harewood, Leeds
none
1992 12th & 13th September Althorp
Althorp, Northampton, Northamptonshire
none
1991 7th & 8th September Ragley Hall
Alcester, Warwickshire
none
1990 8th & 9th September Shugborough
MIlford, near Stafford, Staffordshire
none
1989 12th & 13th August Greystoke Castle
Greystoke, Penrith, Cumbria
none

 

 
   

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