Monday, 28 November 2011

Shop, Shop, Shop

This years annual Christmas Fair attracted a record number of visitors who departed happy and laden with bags !
Here are a few shots of some of the lovely things on offer.

A Little Winter Cheer

Our first 3rd Earls Christmas was a huge success with visitors commenting how nice it was to see the house brought to life, especially at this time of year.
Our wonderful team of volunteers braved the perils of corsetry, stockings and breeches to help give our visitors a taste of the clothing possibly worn at Petworth during the 1820s and 30s.
I think the table looks wonderful !

Any Excuse

We love a party at Petworth, and the 80th birthday of volunteer Jan Fox was a wonderful excuse to get together and enjoy some cake !
Jan is a much loved, long serving member of the volunteer community and specialises in helping out the Education Department.

Flaming !

We are able to confirm that the Olympic Torch will be visiting Petworth House on the 16th of July 2012. As part of the promotion for this, we have been asked for images and these are a couple of our favourites !

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

A Little Spooky

Halloween was celebrated in true Petworth style again this year.
A foul murder was discovered in the Old Library, and visitors explored the darkened mansion to discover the identity of the murdering fiend !