EDWINA’S ‘EGGSCELLENT’ HOME
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.