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December 9 2013 Latest news:
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Markenfield Hall owners Lady Deirdre and Ian Curteis asking for name suggestions for five newborn cygnets
Visitors to Markenfields first Mop-up tour of the year were treated to the sight of five,
Markenfield Hall are asking for name suggestions for their five newborn cygnets.
The Black Swans at Markenfield have traditionally been named by the family, and with names beginning with the letter S (or with a C if sounds like an S) - hence the current pair are Sam and Cinders.
But with five new arrivals to name, inspiration is running short! This year, and for the first time ever, the naming is to be thrown open to the public with owners Lady Deirdre and Ian Curteis asking for suggestions as to what the Cygnets couldbe called.
You can suggest one name, or try to name all five!
Simply send your suggestion, along withyour name and address to
The Administrator, Markenfield Hall, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 3AD
The winner - or winners - will be chosen by Lady Deirdre Curteis and they will receive a family ticket (two adults and three children) for entrance to the Hall during the annualopen days, which this year will be from 6 to 19 May and 17 to 30 June.