Monthly Archives: September 2014

Keystone cops and all that!


Those were the days eh? You could trundle along a dusty old road and hardly see anyone else, try that now! Everyone nowadays would be tooting and gesturing ‘cos you are going too slow and gone are the days when … Continue reading

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Every day is a school day


Originally posted on Wimpole Estate NT:
Every day is a school day,  and the Gothic Folly is definitely throwing up some unusual terms and features.  Paul Coleman, Project Manager and Building Surveyor continues….. Crenels, crenulation, merlons, machicolation, battlements, embrasures, coping…

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Wimpole at War

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Who’s working at the Gothic Tower?


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Hello! We’re Cliveden Conservation and we’re carrying out the conservation project at Wimpole’s Gothic Tower. Who are Cliveden Conservation? We were founded in 1982, originally for the preservation of the National Trust buildings and…

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Corn maidens and smuttiness


It took a few days to get the Chapel in the Hall full of the fruits of this year’s harvest. Shane, Jayne, Paul and John all helped to acquire the vegetation, fruits, preserves and jams etc. Olga did the hard work … Continue reading

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Gothic Tower Conservation Project


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An engraving of the Gothic Tower at Wimpole In June 1749 Sanderson Miller was asked by George Lyttelton to design a ruined Gothic castle for his friend Lord Hardwicke. This was to be similar…

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BODGING by Shane O’Reilly


The last weeks Wympole’s green woodworking group was held at the farm again, this time Shane and Jayne decided to attend so he has written a little blog for you below. There are those around me who would say I … Continue reading

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Autumn has arrived and the evenings are getting colder


Autumn has definitely arrived, the evenings are getting darker and the nights colder, dew forms on the grass and fog drifts across the landscape. Fruit picked early in the morning has the best taste of all- fresh, cold and sweet … Continue reading

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A Wassailing we will go by Shane O’Reilly


  Autumn is the season of harvesting, as is evident in the fields around Wimpole where the farm staff is bringing in the last of the corn crops. The early September warmth has brought the moisture content down thereby saving … Continue reading

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Bleeding, chickens and stone!


OOOps! Paul didn’t realise that the fuel gauge had been fixed… spent a good hour trying to get it going… but alas, without diesel the Mighty Massey would never go ( sort of like not eating really, you soon give … Continue reading

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