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What’s the Story: All About Us!

This week is unashamedly all about us, Prickett & Ellis, as we celebrated our 250th anniversary last week in the magnificent surroundings of Kenwood House – where our story began in 1767. Here we all are in such hi ...

This week is unashamedly all about us, Prickett & Ellis, as we celebrated our 250th anniversary last week in the magnificent surroundings of Kenwood House – where our story began in 1767.

Here we all are in such high spirits that even the drizzle couldn’t put a damper on our smiles for the official photograph.
We were also joined by two very special guests:
the first Mr Prickett and the 1st Earl of Mansfield (who was wondering why all these people had joined him in his private chat with the chap who had come to survey his estate.
Actually they had come because Nigel Ellis had summoned them up from the 18th century in a wonderful vignette he wrote imagining what that meeting might have been like. Mr Prickett talked all sorts of nonsense about his vision of lovely houses with gardens for ‘ordinary’ folk being built around the grounds so a wider public could enjoy the benefits of the wonderful peace and clean air of the area. The Earl was not at all impressed – but we were! Who knew Nigel had a talent for scripting period drama?
And here they are – the main men, linking the present with the past: Nigel Ellis, with his sons who work in the business,  Nick Ellis on the left of the photo and Philip Ellis on the right. What a handsome trio.
We had a wonderful evening surrounded by priceless works of art, fascinating archive material about the company, a quartet of stylish musicians, lovely food and drink and many friends of the company. Thank you to everyone who put so much time into making the evening such a success including the directors of Prickett and Ellis, Claire Beauchamp Ward for her organisational skills, English Heritage and the Earl himself, actor David Bamber. Long may the story continue.

 

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