Valentines Mansion – Celebrating a Decade

Ten years have passed since Valentine’s Mansion opened its doors to the public for the very first time. Since that Valentine’s Day in 2009 when thousands of visitors queued excitedly for their first glimpse of the newly restored building, the public’s’ love for the Mansion has grown and grown.

We’ve had some fantastic moments over the last decade, from brilliant exhibitions and events, to beautiful weddings and celebrations, and lots of high profile activities that shot Valentines into the limelight – The Great British Bake Off, Her Majesty The Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, the 2012 Olympic Torch Relay – no name but a few.

To mark this important anniversary, we’re taking a trip down memory lane and asking you to share your fondest memories of Valentines Mansion from the last ten years. So cast your mind back – perhaps you took part in a creative workshop, enjoyed a family outing, or did you get married at the Mansion? Whatever it is, we’d love to hear from you. Send us your memories and help us create a special display for visitors to enjoy over the summer. If you don’t have photos of your visit to Valentines, write us a quote, a limerick, send us a sketch of your memory – whatever you fancy!

We’ll start you off with a few, these are some of our best bits from the last decade….

Opening Day - Saturday 14 February 2009

Opening Day – Saturday 14 February 2009

Crowds gather for Her Majesty The Queen, 2012

Crowds gather for Her Majesty The Queen, 2012

Her Majesty The Queen visits Valentines Mansion as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012

Her Majesty The Queen visits Valentines Mansion as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012

The Olympic Torch is carried past Valentines Mansion

The Olympic Torch is carried past Valentines Mansion

Recognise this - The Great British Bake Off at Valentines Mansion

Recognise this? The Great British Bake Off at Valentines Mansion

There are lots of ways you can get involved.  Share your memories on our social media pages:

Alternatively, you can email Hardip.sohal@visionrcl.org.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you! This display can be seen at Valentines Mansion every Sunday – Wednesday during august, 11am-4pm, free entry.

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About valentinesmansion

Discover a beautiful country house and gardens in the heart of Ilford. Visit the recreated Victorian kitchen and Georgian rooms, with gorgeous views over surrounding parkland. Enjoy contemporary art exhibitions and installations. Explore the stunning historic gardens. Bring the whole family for hands-on games, activities and discovery trails. FREE ENTRY Hire the Mansion...Valentines Mansion is a truly unique venue in a beautiful setting. With its elegant period rooms, grand staircase and enchanting walled gardens, this Grade II* listed building, is perfect for a whole host of functions, from weddings and celebrations to corporate events. The Mansion and its rooms can be hired either individually or exclusively and we work with a fine selection of caterers to ensure a first-class experience for you and your guests. Call us on 020 8708 8100 to find out more.
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