With sorrow we mark the death of the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire. Debo, the last survivor of the Mitford sisters, took on the running of Chatsworth at a difficult time and turned it into the roaring success it is today. During her time she added 17 bathrooms to Chatsworth House. Her sister, Nancy, questioned, “now where on earth is my sister going to find the people to wash in them?”
During our time at Kincardine we have added a mere 14 bathrooms and I seem to recall my sister making a similar comment on at least one occasion.
Kincardine is little more than half the size of Chatsworth so we could claim we’ve won on bathroom density – but Debo we salute you and all you’ve done.