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The Breach House

D.H. Lawrence's Childhood Home
28 Garden Road, Eastwood
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Ken Roberts (March 3rd, 1926 - May 28th, 2021)
Ken Roberts… was larger than life, and if I had to liken him to a flower (which I am wont to do with people sometimes) he would surely, in his flowering, be a sunflower – tall, leggy, long-lived, a symbol of both loyalty and hospitality, and er, sunn...

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‘Then came news that the home of the ‘Morels’, so vividly described in ‘Sons and Lovers’, was on the market. The house in Garden Road, formerly No 57 The Breach, Eastwood…looked a daunting prospect. It was derelict, slightly fire-damaged and the long garden a wilderness….Happily, house and garden...

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Although we won't be holding any open days this year, we will be very happy to show visitors round The Breach House after the 17th May, if government restrictions ease as planned. Please get in touch to arrange a guided tour.

DH Lawrence: Sex, Exile and Greatness

Mar 4, 2021 – Mar 4, 2021

A revealing new documentary, DH Lawrence: Sex, Exile and Greatness, produced by Odyssey Television for Sky Arts airs at 7pm on Thursday 4th March. With readings from and explorations of his work, the programme shines a light on the miner's son from Eastwood who became one of the greatest writers ...

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These plates and mug were kindly donated by a lady who used to work for Broxtowe Borough Council during which time they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the death of DH Lawrence in 1980. The donator is a volunteer with the Nottingham Branch of the Greyhound Trust to which the DHL Society made a...

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Light in our Darkness, the DH Lawrence society and Haggs Farm Preservation society Christmas concert, a heart-warming podcast of carols and readings from a virtually recreated Eastwood Congregational Church, is available to listen to until Candlemas, 2nd February on the DH Lawrence society website.

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While we aren't open we thought you might enjoy this recording from Sons and Lovers - a scene set at The Breach House when Mrs Morel has the vicar round for tea. Recorded for us brilliantly by actor, Wayne Foskett.

Rag rug project
Progress is being made, against the odds, on our fledgling rag rug project, begun back in January (it seems longer…) after a group of us attended a workshop, kindly given free of charge by Joyce Dandridge, a veteran ‘proggy’ rug designer at Patchings Art Centre near Nottingham. As...

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a year 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
a year ago
A great new site. Very informative.
- Carol M
a year 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. If restrictions are lifted on 17th May as planned, we will be happy to show people round by appointment only. Please get in touch if you would like to visit. 

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28 Garden Road
NG16 3FW
United Kingdom
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