Arts & Elbows

A catalogue of commentary on events in Thanet and occassionally the rest of the world.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Home on the Grange

The restoration work on Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin's masterful Grange in Ramsgate is complete after two years of hard work. Bravely led by the Landmark Trust and generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage, considerable wise grants from Thanet District Council, the Jonathan Vickers Charitable Settlement and other charitable trusts as well as a multitude of donations from private individuals.
Today they were invited to a private reception to show the results, the most obvious being saving this stunning building from developers who wanted to ruin them by way of conversion into flats. In further celebration they will be holding two public open days, on the 24th and 25th June. There are four further open days planned for September. The building will be available for holidays for up to eight people from 3rd July although don't expect it to be cheap.


Blogger tony flaig said...

What happened to my invite, I'm sure there has been some sort of balls up.

Does this mean I have to wait and see this with the riff raff.

Nothing is quiet as upsetting, than this habit of inviting local dignataries around, many of whom have contributed as much as myself er which is er Jack.

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