Life at Airfield
The Overend family photographs, letters, original clothing, toys and books bring to life the world of this loving Victorian family.
This hands-on exhibition focuses not just on the way of life of the two sisters but on Naomi and Letitia’s fantastic charity work on behalf of the St Johns Ambulance and the Children’s Sunshine Home (now the Laura Lynn Foundation) as well as their prize winning Jersey herd and gardening achievements.
The Sisters’ Travels
Good works and achievement aside here were two women who knew how to enjoy themselves. They travelled extensively – always first class!
Naomi was an enthusiastic skier and was actually in Austria in 1938 to witness the arrival of the Nazis. Her letters home indicate that she wasn’t in the least bit bothered. Her skis are propped up behind the sisters’ large travel trunks.
They shared a love of cars with their father Trevor and took part in rallies well into their old age.
Letitia was most famous for her 1927 Rolls Royce and you can see this in The Garage along with Naomi’s Austin Tickford and Lily’s Peugeot Quadrilette.
Both sisters actually attended a course at the Rolls Royce School of Instruction in London so that they could maintain the Rolls themselves.
Join us for tours of the Overend family home. We run two tours for the public a Family house tour*, “Hands of Time” and Heritage house tour*. Tours run Wednesdays to Sundays. For times of events and tours please click here.
Due to the popularity of our guided tours,we have introduced a new extended tour programme that covers, the house, garage , gardens and farm. The Heritage House Tour, our guides will answer all your questions about the Overend sisters and Airfield. The tours leave from the foyer of the main house. The Family House Tour offers a ‘Hands of Time’ element with discussion of certain items directed towards the whole family.
For group bookings please contact us on 01 969 6666.
*Tours are subject to availability, please ask at ticket kiosk upon arrival