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…

Grannie’s Grand Cabinet

With a collection as big and as varied as Mr Wade’s picking a favourite or significant item can be like picking a favourite star. However there is one item that all staff and volunteers agree is the most significant: Grannie Spencer’s Cantonese Cabinet. This beautiful piece of furniture is made from lacquered wood and was…