Monday, 23 March 2009

Rare Breeds Survival Trust - Temple Newsam, Leeds, Yorkshire

Rare Breeds Survival Trust

One of the really nice aspects of me doing the Leeds Daily Photo is that I can do a little to promote ideas and things that I value. In doing so I get to explore both new things and places like Temple Newsam that I have not visited for some years. Through my photography I see things in a new light and explore subjects in more depth than I previously did. A nice bonus is that I am now a better photographer, thanks in no small part to the help of my good friend, editorial photographer Lorne Campbell.  Lorne is a very good photographer whose work is also a passion and a patient guide to an amateur like me.

This next weeks post starting today will show some of the animals at home farm Temple Newsam, Leeds.

Temple Newsam is an estate of over 1500 acres on the outskirts of Leeds, comprising of woodland, parkland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century. The house is a magnificent Tudor–Jacobean mansion famous as the birthplace of Lord Darnley and home to the Ingram family for over 300 years.

Temple Newsam Home Farm

The above photo is of Home Farm on the Temple Newsam estate Leeds

Europe's largest working Rare Breeds Farm, with over 400 animals, is set within the original estate Home Farm. As can be seen by the ablove plaque Temple Newsam Home Farm is a centre approved by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. The The RBST is the leading conservation charity working to restore Britain’s native livestock breeds to their rightful place in our countryside. Their work is funded entirely by membership subscriptions, donations and legacies.


  1. What a lovely place! I'm looking forward to seeing the animals.

  2. Temple Newsam, brilliant. Thanks so much for showing this place, it holds a lot of childhood memories for me. Can't wait to see more of the place this week :)


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