WDYTYA? location guide: Sophie Raworth

By Guest, 3 March 2017 - 5:49pm

Sophie Raworth's episode of Who Do You Think You Are? took her across England, with a brief trip across the Atlantic sandwiched in between. Find out more about the locations she visited with our handy guide 

Brighton Royal Pavilion
Brighton's famous Royal Pavilion was one of the first stops on Sophie's journey (Photo: Getty Images)

The Royal Pavilion

It was George IV who commissioned the Brighton pleasure palace where Sophie meets historian Dr Marie Kent, and learns about the Motts’ family business and sees one of their pianos. Visitor information can be found here.

St Paul's Church, Birmingham

Situated in St Paul's Square in the Jewellery Quarter of Birmingham, this church, built between 1776 and 1779, still boasts much of its 18th-century interior. Find out more here.
 

The Birmingham & Midland Institute

The conference centre where Sophie chats with historian Dr Jonathan Atherton about the Motts and the Priestley riots is a charity that looks after an extensive collection of archives. Find out more at bmi.org.uk.
 

The South Street Seaport Museum

The museum where Sophie learns about the Motts' experiences across the pond is “dedicated to telling the story of the rise of New York as a port city and its critical role in the development of the United States”. Discover more about its collections here.

Kew Gardens
Sophie discovered that her green-fingered great grandfather had trained at Kew Gardens (Photo: Getty Images)

Kew Gardens

Housing the “largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world”, Kew Gardens is where Sophie begins research into her green-fingered ancestors. For information about visiting Kew's extensive archive collections, click here.
 

Cusworth Hall

Grade I listed and surrounded by parklands, Cusworth Hall is where Sophie learns about the work of pineapple pioneer Abraham Crowder. Discover more on the Doncaster Council website.
 

Tatton Park

The Cheshire estate where head gardener Simon Tetlow explains the intricacies of pineapple cultivation is the former home of the Egerton family. Find out more here.
 

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