Hagley Hall is very near to where I live, and it has connections with Christchurch New Zealand, site of recent dreadful earthquakes (not forgetting Haiti, Japan and so many other places too).
The connection is that the Lyttleton family who own Hagley Hall helped to found Christchurch.
"Lord Cobham said his great-great-grandfather, George William, Lord Lyttelton, helped people to go to Christchurch in the 19th Century and was chairman of the Canterbury Association, which was founded in 1848.
He said: "They were responsible for the first two ship-loads of 750 people, migrants, to Christchurch, which is why the port of Christchurch was called Lyttelton. Indeed at Christchurch you have Hagley Park as well...it was planted with acorns taken from Hagley Park here."
This is a news cutting from our local newspaper last week. If you check the original size, you may be able to "read all about it"!