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We have an exciting 2020 ahead of us at The Breach House with the launch of our brand new browsing library of books by and about DH Lawrence and our garden trail inspired by the flowers and plants in Sons and Lovers. As well as our regular open days, in July we will celebrate Lydia Lawrence’s bir...

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Thanks so much to the Mansfield Building Society who visited this week with a cheque for £300 to support our browsing library. We have over two hundred books by and about Lawrence and now we can install shelving and seating so you will be able to browse at your leisure. The launch of The Breach H...

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DH Lawrence has been receiving all kinds of mysterious postcards here at The Breach House since the summer; 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 ...

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Lawrence loved sending postcards; one he sent from ‘hideous’ Shirebrook recently sold at auction for £1,800: ‘I have got here but had to bike - not a single train.’ To get us through the dark winter months we would like to invite you to send a postcard to Lawrence at The Breach House. Your own th...

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Christmas with Lawrence Concert

Dec 7, 2019 – Dec 7, 2019

Please join us for our Christmas concert at the Parish Church in Eastwood on the 7th December. There will be well known Christmas carols for all to sing, readings, poems and monologues – all imbued with a local and Lawrentian flavour. Some texts are from Lawrence himself and from local people, wh...

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It was great to see The Breach House get our own comic strip in the new ‘Eastwood Comics’ exhibition at the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum. This is a fascinating Heritage Lottery funded project between the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum, professional artists and local students who have created outs...

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Well that’s it for this year! The Breach House is closed from October to March so that we can spend some time preserving our artefacts (like the original key to the house in the photograph), do some reorganising and give this lovely house a good clean to make Mrs Lawrence proud.
We may be closed ...

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DH Lawrence found in Haggs Farm, Underwood, the people who lived there and the surrounding countryside, his 'first incentive to write'. The talk will include readings from Lawrence's work, Jessie Chambers’ memoir - A Personal Record, and her letters, and explore 'how their lives and love nurtured...

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‘Gross, Course, Hideous’ (Police description of my pictures)
A poem by DH Lawrence

Lately I saw a sight most quaint:
London’s lily-like policemen faint
In virgin outrage as they viewed
The nudity of a Lawrence nude!

Remember you can see replicas of all of Lawrence's controversial paintings at T...

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6 months ago
A great new site. Very informative.
- Carol M
5 months 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. In 2020 this historic house is free to visit from 11am – 3pm on the following dates:      
Saturday April 4th First open day of the year and The Breach House browsing library launch. 
Sunday April 26th April BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out 
Saturday May 2nd open day 
Saturday June 6th The Breach in Bloom garden trail launch inspired by the flowers and plants in Sons and Lovers. Saturday June 13th valuation day with Hansons auctioneers. Bring along your treasures. 
Saturday July 4th open day 
Saturday July 18th 'Lydia and Lace' - a garden party to celebrate Lydia Lawrence’s birthday.
Saturday August 1st open day
September 5th – 13th DH Lawrence Festival and National Heritage open days. 
Saturday October 3rd Last open day of the year. Discover Lawrence and girlfriend Jessie Chambers’ favourite classics. 

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