A Summer in Review
The summer of 2019 has been a busy and highly productive time for South Ormsby Estate. We’ve seen events, activities and restoration work that have taken us further down the road towards the dynamic, sustainable, rural enterprise we’re striving to create.
The estate’s handsome iron fences have been carefully repaired and re-painted, including the Lion Gates – a scrolled section surmounted by a golden lion. The South Drive also acquired a golden hue when it was resurfaced with golden gravel to match its description in the estate’s historical records.
Restoration and maintenance are constant priorities for the estate. Our tenants saw safety checks carried out on their oil tanks, chimneys and fires, and new detectors and alarms fitted. In more dramatic fashion, a huge cherry-picker was drafted in so that the stable-yard clock could be removed for repair. Not to be outdone, Craig Cuppleditch, our Estate Steward, was obliged to don bee-keeper’s overalls and remove a swarm of bees from the roof of the hall.