Wolf’s Cove ‘navvies’ in action

Snowshill’s very own ‘Time Team’ have been investigating part of the manor garden in order to find the course of the canal that was once part of a model village. The models were made by Charles Wade and were laid out around the plunge pool to form the fishing village of ‘Wolf’s Cove’, complete with…

Pest Day!

Every three months Pest Day rolls around for the Manor Team. It may sound strange but Pest Day is very popular amongst the team. The first order of the day is to round up all the blunder traps in the house. We currently have 81 within the Manor and the Priest’s House (with several of…

Treasure Seeking

With a collection of 22,000 items everyday at Snowshill is full of interest and intrigue although Thursdays hold a particular interest. Thursday’s are inventory checking day and we look forward to it every week. Inventory checking is an important part of collections management it allows the house team to check the accuracy of all our…

Caring for the Cottage: Preparing for a special tour

Tuesday saw Vicki (Assistant House Steward) and Sue (Conservation Assistant) tripping down the back steps from the Manor laden with Ergo vacuum cleaner, an impressive array of brushes and cloths and a camera and light meter reader for good measure.  Their mission – to clean Charles Wade’s cottage prior to the final Tea and Tour…