We’ve had a busy time recently with the Tour of Britain cycle race coming to Cockermouth – and it’s given the staff team a real chance to show off their talents.
Over the past few weeks, house steward Rachel has made a dandy horse (Georgian bicycle) for retail supervisor Bruce to demonstrate, housekeeping assistant Bridget has decorated a cake to look like Wordsworth House in its special temporary ‘king of the mountains’ livery, and cafe assistant Hilarie even baked a load of bicycle shaped scones!
Gareth, our outdoor and sports programme manager, got into the Tour of Britain spirit on his mini penny-farthing – and the rest of the team were looking pretty splendid too, on their bikes and off.
Meanwhile, costumed servant Rowan has created a stick family of 18th-century historical characters plus ‘stage sets’ for them to live in.
Aren’t they all amazing?