Bottoms up – it’s time to roll!

27 Dec

Now that we’ve closed the doors of Wordsworth House to the public for the winter, we’re getting down to some distinctly unglamorous tasks, rolling carpets, dismantling our working Georgian kitchen and generally putting everything to bed until we reopen in early March.

Tracey, one of our very experienced conservation cleaners, says that although she enjoys her work at this time of year, getting everything clean, wrapped up in tissue or cloth and put away, it isn’t as much fun as when she and her colleague Liz get to reawaken the house in the spring. She says they often forget what’s in each package and opening them is a little like going through a treasure chest of lovely surprises!

Here’s our dining room before and after Tracey, Liz and their boss, House Steward Rachel, have done their work…

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