‘Mr Selfridge’ at Highcliffe Castle

Gordon Selfridge will be depicted taking part in a tense family discussion at Highcliffe Castle in the second episode of ITV’s Mr Selfridge this Friday 15 January at 9pm.

The year is 1928 which is a bit late as Selfridge had left the castle in 1922. But he still owned Hengistbury Head where he planned to build another castle.

This year 2016 is the centenary of the store owner renting Highcliffe Castle so as his family would be safe from any attack in the capital. The First World War was into its third year.

His wife Rosalie died in 1918 and is buried in the churchyard of St Mark’s at Highcliffe where Selfridge himself was to be eventually laid to rest.

Guests during the Selfridge’s seven years in residence at Highcliffe Castle included Sir Thomas Lipton of tea fame. Will he appear in the TV series?

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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