Inside Stately Westport House 1968

Westport's annual Festival of Food and Music is taking place this weekend on the grounds of Westport House. The stately home has been open to the public since 1960 and offers a number of tourist attractions, from tours of the house to a pirate adventure park. How has it changed over the years? Frank Hall visited the house in 1968, where he spoke to Jeremy Browne, who is now the owner and 11th Marquess of Sligo.

Some of the house's treasures are on display in this 'Newsbeat' report, including a family portrait of Howe Peter Browne, the second marquess, described by a tour guide as "a wayward young man" who was imprisoned for taking seamen from a British warship to bring Greek antiquities back to Westport.

This edition of 'Newsbeat' was broadcast on 12 June 1968.

Westport House

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