A remarkable lifetime ‘driving the Devonshires’

Patrick Coleman talks exclusively to Chatsworth’s retired ‘gentleman-chauffeur’, Joe Oliver.

THERE are not many people on the Chatsworth Estate today who can describe first-hand how the house came under attack in the opening years of World War Two. But Joe Oliver tells the story as if it was yesterday. “I was playing in the park with a few of
my friends,” he recalls, “when the Germans came over Chatsworth.”…

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