Ashfield and Eastwood MP Gloria De Piero visited one of DH Lawrence’s childhood homes to speak to volunteers about an exciting event being held next month.
Gloria popped round to The Breach House, at 28 Garden Road in Eastwood, which is referenced in his novel Sons and Lovers as ‘The Bottoms’ and is where Lawrence lived in his early childhood.
Members of the DH Lawrence Society showed Gloria around the property and told her about their ‘Bottoms in Bloom’ event, which is being held on Saturday, June 8 from 11am.
The event will feature a flower stall and displays courtesy of Floral Innovations florist in Eastwood, flower and plant-related readings from the works of DH Lawrence and a display and demonstration of cyanotype photographic plant-inspired prints by local actor Wayne Foskett, who has recently appeared in Game of Thrones.
There will also be refreshments, a raffle and book sales and entry is free.
While Gloria was at Breach House, she also planted a rose in the garden, which is being planted up with flowers described by Lawrence in his writings.
Gloria said: “The Breach House is a real historic gem that we are lucky to have in our town and I would encourage everyone to go along to the Bottoms in Bloom event or visit the house on one of its open days.
“It is truly fascinating to see where Lawrence lived as a boy.
“We are very lucky that the volunteers of the DH Lawrence Society are doing so much to keep Lawrence’s legacy and history alive and they deserve so much credit for their hard work.”
The Breach House is open to the public on the first Saturday of the month between 11am and 3pm.
It can be viewed by appointment by calling Ruth Hall on 07875 121936 to arrange.