Rochdale Observer - - PROPERTY & LIVING -

For­mer MP Edwina Cur­rie is re­mem­bered both for hav­ing an af­fair with John Ma­jor dur­ing the 1980s and spark­ing a sal­mo­nella scare while a ju­nior health min­is­ter.

She was MP for South Der­byshire for 14 years un­til 1997 but in 1986 got a job within the Ma­jor gov­ern­ment. But her time in the lime­light came to an end in De­cem­ber 1988 when she said that “most of the egg pro­duc­tion in this coun­try, sadly, is now af­fected with sal­mo­nella”. Her com­ments weren’t tech­ni­cally true – the flock, not pro­duc­tion, was in­fected. Then in 2002 Edwina pub­lished an au­to­bi­og­ra­phy in which she re­vealed an af­fair with now for­mer PM John Ma­jor.

Dur­ing this time, Cur­rie’s home was a Grade II listed con­verted wind­mill be­tween Derby and Bur­ton-upon-Trent. The Tower House is now for sale and dates from 1715. It has re­cently been ren­o­vated and now of­fers lux­ury liv­ing in­clud­ing three re­cep­tion rooms, an in­door pool, five bed­rooms in­clud­ing two within the con­verted wind­mill, and an an­nexe in the drive that has room for four cars and a one-bed­room flat above it.

The prop­erty is on the mar­ket with Fine & Coun­try (01332 973881) for £850,000.

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