THE FRIENDS NEWSLETTER: issue 17
By the time you read this it will be nearly Christmas, and the end of another year. Christmas at Markenfield, held on Monday 9 December, was organised by The Friends in aid of the Venice in Peril fund; in memory of our late President, John Julius Norwich, who was the fund’s first chairman.
COACH TURNING This year, the bulk of The Friends’ financial contribution to work at the Hall has funded the coach turning area to the south of the farm buildings. In 2019 more than 50 groups came to the Hall, and over the years their coaches have been getting bigger – meaning that the space to manoeuvre was getting tighter. After consulting a number of the drivers, the decision was made to remove a section of the drive-side wall – allowing each coach to push out further, so ensuring that the rear end will not be so perilously close to the farm buildings. As you can imagine – being Markenfield – this wasn’t a straight forward process. First of all… to continue reading please click HERE
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