Another exhibition worth visiting is the centenary exhibition at Selfridges.
I struggled past a huge queue for Katie Price’s book signing in the basement last week. It was most rewarding for in addition to fascinating facts about the store there is mention of Gordon Selfridge at Highcliffe.
He rented Highcliffe Castle from 1916 to 1922. There is a photograph of him in the garden with one of his pugs. He is wearing his yachting cap which is among personal possessions on view.
There are also pictures of his mother and wife who, with him, are buried at Highcliffe.
The exhibition continues until the end of August.
Meanwhile Highcliffe Castle has its own Gordon Selfridge exhibition.
See pages 53 to 54 & 67 to 69.