Gerald and Emma moved up to live at Carlton in November 1991. Their first baby, Arthur, was one month old and nobody had lived at Carlton Towers for 20 years! Cold and dark as it was, Emma immediately set about making the house a home once more. The new kitchen was followed by a nursery, then bedrooms for Arthur, Flossy and Grace who soon came along.
Now, another 20 years on Carlton is as happy and cosy as ever. Emma is still using her decorating passion and prowess, having recently redesigned an entire wing of existing bedrooms and opened up new ones in the Baroness and Clock Towers. Gerald, meanwhile, tries not to get in the way(!) and is busy looking to the future of the house, park and estate.
In 2011 Carlton Towers participated in the filming of a documentary series for SKY ATLANTIC. The Guest Wing was a six part series screened in April 2012 (of which Carlton Towers featured in four episodes) that focussed on selected stately homes and their aristocratic owners, up and down the UK. Click here to view a few a trailer for the programme.