Author Archives: Debbie Garritty


In line with Government advice around the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, the Duchy of Lancaster is now operating a rota system for office-based staff. We are working with our tenants and business partners to ensure that all areas of the business continue to operate normally while safeguarding all parties. Any further updates will be […]

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Embroidery Workshop Opens At Lancaster Castle

A well-known needlework and embroidery expert currently appearing on BBC TV’s The Repair Shop has opened her own workshop at Lancaster Castle. Sara Dennis is a tutor of hand embroidery who regularly teaches at the Royal School of Needlework and whose classes have been held at historic national venues such as London’s Victoria and Albert […]

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New Member Appointed To The Chapel Council

The Duchy of Lancaster has appointed Mrs Claudia Ogunyemi to the Council of The Queen’s Chapel of the Savoy. Mrs Ogunyemi is a native of New Jersey in the USA although she has been resident in the UK for over 17 years and currently lives in Beckenham with her husband and two teenage children. She […]

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Best of Breed For New Oxford House

New Oxford House is becoming something of a creative hub in Birmingham with a second award-winning public relations company taking up residence here within four months. spottydog communications celebrated its tenth anniversary with a move to the fifth floor of this landmark building in the heart of Birmingham’s commercial and financial district following a full […]

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‘The Yorkie’ Comes To Yorkshire

A young farming tenant on our Pickering estate in Yorkshire is developing a new breed of hybrid sheep which he plans to call ‘The Yorkie’. Born into a farming family, Chris Timm and his wife Lisa have spent the last 10 years building up a successful business based on the principles of producing quality pedigree […]

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