Seeking lord and lady of Conisbrough Castle

The spectacular Conisbrough Castle near Doncaster in South Yorkshire is searching for three ‘faces’ to front a brand new exhibition due to open at the English Heritage property in spring 2014.


If you’ve ever fancied yourself as a lord or lady, your chance may well have arrived.

The historical characters Lord Hamelin De Warenne and Lady Isabel, who owned Consibrough Castle in the 12th Century, and the castle constable Henry Picot, all require modern-day representation for an exhibition, which is part of Conisbrough’s restoration project, If walls could talk: stories from Conisbrough Castle.

The faces of the people selected will provide the inspiration for animated characters who will bring the rich history of this iconic property to life. The characters of children have already been chosen from pupils at Conisbrough School.

If you think your face has the refinement of medieval aristocracy or law enforcement, you are invited to submit a passport-sized photograph of yourself accompanied by no more than 50 words explaining why you should be one of the faces of Conisbrough Castle. Details of where to send your submission can be found below, although you can, for one day only, apply in person before 4pm on 17 August. This is the castle’s open day and the closing day of the search, when there will be a photo booth available for use.

Entries can be sent by post to Faces of Conisbrough Castle, Conisbrough Castle, Conisbrough, DN12 3UB or via email at

Applicants must be over 18. A panel will judge entries.

Which historical figure would you best represent? Let us know by tweeting us @BritainMagazine

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