Democratising Constable Country
by Tom Crowley
In this third audio post drawing on Walk D’s conversations, I join Simon Peachey, National Trust Site Manager at Flatford, a property which was owned by Constable’s family, and which featured in many of his paintings. Simon has known Constable Country his whole life, so his connection with the site runs deep.
Flatford has been a tourist destination for nearly a century, and today its popularity is such that on a busy day the number of visitors can be an issue. Simon expanded on the challenges which his job entails but also explained how the National Trust is trying to ensure that visitors have an enriching experience.
Listen to the conversation in the below audio clip, or you can read the transcription.