As part of the renovations, a small shop will be created in the gallery, and it is hoped that some of you will take turns in working there too.
A new cafe/brasserie is to be built in the far eastern end of the ktichen garden, which is the end where almost nobody every goes and from which we pick up a great deal of rubbish and undesireable objects every week. Hopefully, a new cafe there will prevent that end of the garden from being such a no-go area to one where we have a lot of fun and movement, while people sit in the sunshine with their refreshment. It is currently envisaged that it will be a fully covered building, serving lunches as well as coffee and tea, unlike the kiosk, where there is no cover.
There will still be events happening whilst the buildings are closed so keep an eye on emails sent to members for information.
At our AGM last year we talked about Walpole Friends members perhaps helping to raise funds for an object or renovation within the house or gallery and I am currently looking into that.
Dont forget to visit the house for the up coming Access all Areas event on 28th March. You will be able to see areas of the house where the public has not be able to see until now.
Hope to see you there!