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DH Lawrence has been receiving all kinds of mysterious postcards here at The Breach House this winter; one from Louie Burrows asking ‘Why did you dump me?’, another from Edith Sitwell complaining about his ‘beastly portrayal’ of her home and family in Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Some are a bit more ...

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Lawrence loved sending postcards; one he sent from ‘hideous’ Shirebrook recently sold at auction for £1,800: ‘I have got here but had to bike - not a single train.’ Now another postcard has come up for sale. This time one Lawrence sent to his friend, Louie Burrows in August 1910; they got engaged...

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We have an exciting 2020 ahead of us at The Breach House with the launch of our brand new browsing library of books by and about DH Lawrence and our garden trail inspired by the flowers and plants in Sons and Lovers. As well as our regular open days, in July we will celebrate Lydia Lawrence’s bir...

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Thanks so much to the Mansfield Building Society who visited this week with a cheque for £300 to support our browsing library. We have over two hundred books by and about Lawrence and now we can install shelving and seating so you will be able to browse at your leisure. The launch of The Breach H...

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Christmas with Lawrence Concert

Dec 7, 2019 – Dec 7, 2019

Please join us for our Christmas concert at the Parish Church in Eastwood on the 7th December. There will be well known Christmas carols for all to sing, readings, poems and monologues – all imbued with a local and Lawrentian flavour. Some texts are from Lawrence himself and from local people, wh...

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It was great to see The Breach House get our own comic strip in the new ‘Eastwood Comics’ exhibition at the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum. This is a fascinating Heritage Lottery funded project between the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum, professional artists and local students who have created outs...

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Well that’s it for this year! The Breach House is closed from October to March so that we can spend some time preserving our artefacts (like the original key to the house in the photograph), do some reorganising and give this lovely house a good clean to make Mrs Lawrence proud.
We may be closed ...

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DH Lawrence found in Haggs Farm, Underwood, the people who lived there and the surrounding countryside, his 'first incentive to write'. The talk will include readings from Lawrence's work, Jessie Chambers’ memoir - A Personal Record, and her letters, and explore 'how their lives and love nurtured...

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‘Gross, Course, Hideous’ (Police description of my pictures)
A poem by DH Lawrence

Lately I saw a sight most quaint:
London’s lily-like policemen faint
In virgin outrage as they viewed
The nudity of a Lawrence nude!

Remember you can see replicas of all of Lawrence's controversial paintings at T...

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3 weeks ago
Keep an eye out for when it’s open as it’s definitely worth going! Welcomed by a very friendly lady who showed me round and told me about the history of DH Lawrence, a real hidden gem
7 months ago
A great new site. Very informative.
- Carol M
7 months ago
Lovely place, great project.
- Lilian H
Welcome to The Breach House, a typical miner's cottage from the 1880s, DH Lawrence’s childhood home, and the setting for The Bottoms in his novel Sons and Lovers. Sadly due to government restrictions during the Coronavirus outbreak we are closed until further notice. Please keep checking the website for further updates. Stay safe everyone.

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