A fascination for collecting traditional, coachbuilt prams has become a successful business for Alison and Graham Richardson, who bill themselves as ‘The world’s leading pram restorers’, also hiring them out as authentic props to television and film crews.
Several members of the workforce that helps with the smooth running of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials come from the Burghley Estate itself.
Group Captain Leonard Cheshire, one of Bomber Command’s most courageous and fearless leaders of World War II, after completing 102 missions, was awarded the Victoria Cross in July 1944 - one of only thirty-two airmen to win the medal for an extended period of outstanding effort and sustained courage, rather than for a single act of valour.
The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials are already known for having one of the world’s biggest obstacle courses – for horses. However on 11th May Burghley will also become the venue for the world’s largest obstacle course for humans, when it hosts its first Rat Race – a 20-mile course in and around the park consisting of 200 natural and man-made obstacles that have to be negotiated by people, without horses.
When asked what they love about alpacas Leslie and Elaine Reetham, almost in unison, said: “They are very calming and they never hesitate to make us smile.”