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The Breach House

D.H. Lawrence's Childhood Home
28 Garden Road, Eastwood
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While we aren't open we thought you might enjoy this recording from Sons and Lovers - a scene set at The Breach House when Mrs Morel has the vicar round for tea. Recorded for us brilliantly by actor, Wayne Foskett.

Rag rug project
Progress is being made, against the odds, on our fledgling rag rug project, begun back in January (it seems longer…) after a group of us attended a workshop, kindly given free of charge by Joyce Dandridge, a veteran ‘proggy’ rug designer at Patchings Art Centre near Nottingham. As...

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Today would have been the launch of The Breach House garden trail inspired by the plants and flowers in DH Lawrence's novel, Sons and Lovers. Here's a sneak preview until we can welcome you in person.

Happy Birthday to our wonderful gardener, Barbara. She goes above and beyond in her efforts to keep The Breach House garden looking beautiful. We want her to know how grateful we are. Look out for the launch of the virtual garden trail in our next post.

The amazing news from Hansons Auctioneers ( that a recently discovered postcard of 1910 from Lawrence to his then girlfriend Louie Burrows sold for a whopping £3,000 reminded us of our own ongoing postcard project. We invited Lawrence enthusiasts to write to him via B...

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A visit to Breach House is not only a chance to experience the ambience of Lawrence's childhood home but also to walk in the countryside about which he wrote so fondly.
A stone's throw from the house, is the largely unaltered landscape where he spent his early years playing in the fields alongsi...

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Some home remedies
An upgrade of the first aid facilities seemed on the cards this month. Alas no hand sanitizer or face masks to be had anywhere, but as might be expected from a man who was no stranger to respiratory ill-health literary remedies and suggestions abound throughout Lawrence’s works...

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'The true heart of the world is a book.'
The Breach House browsing library was due to launch this April. The bookshelves are bulging with books, the lounge is full of comfy chairs and the attic has a new name above the door. We can't wait to welcome you all when things get back to normal, but in...

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DH Lawrence has been receiving all kinds of mysterious postcards here at The Breach House this winter; one from Louie Burrows asking ‘Why did you dump me?’, another from Edith Sitwell complaining about his ‘beastly portrayal’ of her home and family in Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Some are a bit more ...

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8 months ago
Keep an eye out for when it’s open as it’s definitely worth going! Welcomed by a very friendly lady who showed me round and told me about the history of DH Lawrence, a real hidden gem
a year ago
A great new site. Very informative.
- Carol M
a year ago
Lovely place, great project.
- Lilian H
Welcome to The Breach House, a typical miner's cottage from the 1880s, DH Lawrence’s childhood home, and the setting for The Bottoms in his novel Sons and Lovers. Sadly due to government restrictions during the Coronavirus outbreak we are closed until further notice. Please keep checking the website for further updates. Stay safe everyone.

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28 Garden Road
NG16 3FW
United Kingdom
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