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Why is the porcupine part of the Sidney family crest? Penshurst, Kent -
Visitors to Penshurst Place can’t fail to notice the Sidney family’s connection to the porcupine. After all, the new café carries the name of ‘The Porcupine Pantry’, there’s a large metal sculpture in the garden and this little chap sits outside the private entrance to the Sidney family chapel but the reason behind the connection… Continue reading →