VIDEO: Emotional return to Bakewell for wartime refugees

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Cold hard mattresses and cast-iron beds offered a stark contrast to the wood-panelled walls dripping with masterpieces.

For the schoolgirls of Penhros College it was the home which shielded them from the horrors of war-torn Britain for seven long years.

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Through its long history, the state drawing room at Chatsworth House, Bakewell, had been reserved for guests with only the bluest of blood.

 

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