On Sunday 14th May, Broomhouse Farmhouse will open its doors, transporting guests back in time, when it is rumoured that a murder is set to take place.  Major Winfield Nevins and Lady Lilly Nevins, having kindly donated their home and grounds to the local WI in the year 1947 will host a gala day at their manor house, located just off the A1, 2 miles south of Berwick upon Tweed.

Set over an afternoon and an evening event, budding detectives will have the unique experience of assisting Detective Inspector McTaggart to solve a heinous crime. Will you witness the murder, will you unwittingly become an accomplice, and will you be able to recognise the red herrings?

Supporting Berwick Animal Rescue Kennels (B-A-R-K), the afternoon event will take place between 1pm and 4pm, and £5.00 from the price of every ticket will be donated to the charity.

Whilst guests are enjoying sandwiches, scones, cakes, tea, coffee and soft drinks, a murder is set to take place.  Offering something for all the family, including croquet, quoits and coconut shy, tickets are priced at just £20.00 per person, which includes afternoon tea and all of the entertainment.

“Having adopted a dog and cat from B-A-R-K, my husband Robert and I are passionate about supporting this local charity.  Once we heard that B-A-R-K  had set themselves the very difficult challenge of raising an additional £5000.00 this year, we decided to rally and do something to help,” said Mandy Nevins of Broomhouse Farmhouse.

“We came up with the idea to host the Broomhouse May Day Murders as a fun way for families and friends, or anyone looking for a team building day out, to get together on a Sunday and do something completely out of the ordinary.  We are hoping that this extraordinary event will raise £400.00 for B-A-R-K, and go some way to helping them achieve their £5000.00 goal.”

With the manor house and its grounds to explore, searching for clues and interviewing suspects, this offers up the perfect opportunity for those who fancy themselves as a Holmes, Poirot, Miss Marple or Morse to demonstrate their detective skills.  Guests are welcome to dress in the style of the 1940’s if they really want to get into character.

Promising three hours of fun, intrigue and super sleuthing, the event will culminate on the lawn, where everyone will gather together for the final summing up with DI McTaggert – did you uncover the identity of the May Day Murderer, or have you been found out as an accomplice?

Tickets for the evening event are priced at £30.00 per person and include night of entertainment together with a hog roast, salad, cakes, and a bottle of real ale or a glass of wine.

Early booking is recommended and tickets must be purchased in advanced as availability is limited to ensure that everyone who comes along to the ‘whodunit fest’ has a great time.

To purchase your tickets, or for further information about the Broomhouse May Day Murders, call 07729 195559 or email enquiries@broomhousefarmhouse.co.uk.