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Links with the red revolution at Burnby Hall

Peter Rogers, assistant estate manager at Burnby Hall Gardens

Peter Rogers, assistant estate manager at Burnby Hall Gardens

A unique collection of photos which shed light on the events leading up to the Russian Revolution have been unearthed thanks to researchers at Burnby Hall.

The murder of the Russian Imperial Romanov family helped shape early 20th century history, but the story of a Yorkshireman who tutored the young offspring of Tsar Nicholas II’s sister, and captured a unique record of a lost world in photos, is barely known.

Until staff at Burnby Hall started doing some research last year, little was known about Herbert Stewart, the younger brother of the property’s owner Percy Stewart.

But research revealed the existence of a collection of photographs taken by Mr Stewart, still in their original Harrods box, at the National Media Museum in Bradford.

See today’s new-style Pocklington Post (20 February) for the full story.

 

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