Keeping the Clocks Ticking

Another post from a guest blogger; this time it is our wonderful clock conservator Mike Flannery. I am looking forward to another trip to Snowshill to spend some time with the clocks. As a clock conservator I have a unique opportunity to examine clocks at various NT properties. Snowshill has a unique collection of clocks ranging…

Lovely Letters

Over the last year we have started some really exciting research based projects. In addition to our transcribing project we have also dispatched some of our lovely volunteers to the Gloucester Records Office. Historically the National Trust tends to share archival material with local records offices where they can be more useful and accessible to visiting…

Mystery Manor Located!

While inventory checking the Small Store during the summer the team discovered two large photographs at the bottom of a box. The images depict a beautiful and grand manor house, with impressive features including four pyramidal turrets, fantastic decorative gables and a coat of arms carved above a grand stone entrance. What struck the inventory team was…

Natural History

Last week some of the team went for a visit to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery for a course on the care of Natural History Collections. Although Mr Wade mainly collected handcrafted objects he also saw great beauty in the natural world. We have some beautiful natural history specimens at Snowshill ranging from turtle shells to pieces of hide. We…

The Workshop Door

Yesterday the inventory checking team finally decided to brave the cold and start checking the Cottage Workshop. This is one of the more chaotic rooms at Snowshill with over 1300 objects. Having said that it is also one of the most captivating. This was where Mr Wade spent most of his time, it is in…

Robert’s Shop

Robert’s  Shop The dolls houses and toys at Snowshill Manor are popular with young and old visitors alike. Here are some extracts from Charles Wade’s notebooks, compiled in the memoir ‘Days Far Away’ in which he tells us in his own words about one of his favourites. How I loved my toys, they were such…

Wassail! Drinkhail!

In a slight change to normal proceedings our House Steward has written a post all about our most recent volunteer event. Here’s to thee old apple tree, long may you bear. Hats full, caps full, three bushel bags full, And a little heap under the stairs On a gloriously crisp and sunny January afternoon (not…