I’ve recently been asked to put together my favourite place in Nottinghamshire. This has been incredibly hard for me as my wife likens me to Bruce Forsyth on Strictly Come Dancing – whichever happens to be around at that moment is my favourite. If push really came to shove, Newstead Abbey would definitely be one the front runners.
At this point I’d have to declare that Newstead and I have some minor history. My general introduction to the park has been the cricket pitch which lies to the left of the house as you approach it from the car park.
I’ve played cricket at Newstead Abbey a few times and each time it