Thank you from Sulgrave Manor
Earlier this year Sulgrave Manor, once home to George Washington’s English ancestors, was added to World Monuments Fund’s “Watch” list of most endangered world heritage sites for 2014.
But despite these difficult times Sulgrave Manor’s programme of events has been highly successful including Independence Day celebrations on a glorious sunny summer’s day, the newly-established Harvest Fayre in September and the Manor’s busiest-ever Christmas Market in November.
The Tudor manor house and is surrounding estate is located near Banbury in Northamptonshire.
Cymon Snow, general manager of the Manor, said
“This support from the local community and those who came from further afield means a lot to us. Years of under investment means that we’re now struggling to cope with the repairs and ongoing maintenance this historic house desperately needs, but seeing so many people join us for our Christmas Market and the earlier events is what it’s all about, and we want to thank everyone who came along and those who generously volunteered their time to make it happen.”
A recent second-hand clothing sale, run by volunteers and supported by Graham Sharpe Removals in Banbury, also raised £5,450 for the Manor, which has contributed to Sulgrave Manor’s running costs, helping to make 2013 a year to remember as the Manor looks towards 2014.
Mr. Snow said
“2014 is a special year for us as we celebrate 100 years since Sulgrave Manor was purchased to be restored as a symbol of Anglo-American friendship, and we’re looking forward to an even bigger and better events programme next year.”
Keep up to date with New Year events and happenings at Sulgrave on their website http://www.sulgravemanor.org.uk/