Tour top attraction without leaving home

You can take a tour of Paxton House without even being there next month.

Saturday, 17th February 2018, 12:41 pm
The Paxton House Picture Gallery.

A one-hour special, called Discovering Paxton House, will be broadcast on Lionheart Radio, taking listeners on a sound tour of the house and its grounds.

The team responsible for making the programme comprises Jackie Kaines Lang, Colleen Henderson-Heywood, Tamsin Davidson and daughter Tilly, and James Tweddle, with producer Tony Henk.

Paxton House management gave the team more or less unrestricted access to all the rooms available to the public.

The programme captures the atmosphere of each room, from the cavernous echo of the kitchen to the smooth ambience of the Picture Gallery.

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Musical interludes are provided by Tamsin Davidson and her 10-year-old daughter Tilly, accompanied by pianist James Tweddle. All the music was recorded in the Picture Gallery, using the Steinway grand piano.

The beautiful grounds are not neglected and Jackie takes you along the woodland path, down to the riverside path, to the River Tweed.

The programme can be heard on Lionheart Radio, 107.3fm, or worldwide.

Broadcasts will be on Tuesday, March 6, at 11am and 9pm, and Thursday, March 8, at 2pm.