There seems to be some
confusion about the activity of Harle Tinney to date, so lets
clear that up folks...
Harle Tinney did sell "Belcourt"
the home but not the name, brand, phone number, business,
website nor anything to do with the history of the Tinney Family
ownership. The Tinney Family owned "Belcourt" later changed to "Belcourt
Castle" for fifty-six years, the longest owners of the property.
Harle Tinney has not been
involved in any of the research, renovations, or redesign of the
property known today simply as Belcourt. Having been an owner
for over fifty years and possessing a knowledge of infinite
lengths, she has not been allowed to participate in any stage of
this renovation process.
Harle Tinney does not work
for the new owner, and has not been given a job as an historic
consultant. Harle Tinney states, she has not appointed any one
person, certainly not a guest as the historian for the Tinney
Family period of ownership. She is involved in many positive
projects regarding her ownership of such a Richard Morris Hunt
beauty, known during the Tinney family ownership as, Belcourt
Castle. Mrs. Tinney is also volunteering her time with a local
church and has been acknowledged for her work there.
Thank you for sending in many
photographs and emails in support of the Tinney Family and your
memories that happened during the Tinney period at the home.
There is a great inventory to be shared with everyone. The
Tinney family helped create magic and make moments and memories
for thousands of visitors from all over the world, something
they did all on their own.
Donald Tinney truly "SAVED"
this house from a wrecking ball and demolition like many other
homes known as the "White Elephants", which were easily allowed
to go into the dust of tomorrow.
When it came to the painful
decision to sell Belcourt Castle, Harle Tinney knew she was
selling a home ....and certainly not a business, for she had no
intention of doing so. The Tinney family had been allowed by the
City of Newport to do a great thing and earned their respect, as
anyone should through time.
To avoid confusion, regarding
the Gold Coronation Coach, that the Tinney family built, it was
NEVER sold, it has always remained part of the Tinney family. It
had been stored inside since it was completed in 1969 and NEVER
during the Tinney family ownership, was it ever placed or stored
outside for any period of time.
Harle Tinney hopes the future
brings clarity, for many things may be printed but does one
actually believe them? Anyone can say that anything is true but
just because it is said by someone else, does not make it the
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Castle Facebook page, Pinterest and Instagram and your support
is and has been always appreciated.
Friends of Belcourt Castle
....and check for the new additions that
are coming to this website.