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FORTHCOMING EVENTS 2017

OCTOBER Sunday 1st October – Music by the Lake – 3.00 pm. We are very pleased to welcome back the CODA Youth Chamber Orchestra from Germany directed by Valerie Robeson-Groling who will perform … Read more

HERITAGE LOTTERY GRANT AWARDED

  Springhead Revisited: Restoring the Rotunda     On the recent death of Rosalind Richards, the former life tenant of Springhead, ownership of the property reverted to the Springhead Trust. … Read more

HERITAGE LOTTERY GRANT AWARDED

 

Springhead Revisited: Restoring the Rotunda

 

 

On the recent death of Rosalind Richards, the former life tenant of Springhead, ownership of the property reverted to the Springhead Trust. To mark the occasion, with generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have embarked on a project to restore the Rotunda.

 

To date, the wrought ironwork of the cupola has been prepared, primed and painted, and the foliated finial has been gilded – The work carried out by Chris Hannam of Dorset Forge & Fabrication.

Additionally, a dedicated power supply and electrical distribution board have been installed near the Rotunda.

In October, local stonemasons Burfitt & Garrett will be conserving the stonework, including laying a new Purbeck stone base.

To acknowledge the enormous contributions made to Springhead and the Trust by Rosalind and her mother Marabel Gardiner, we have commissioned Andrew Whittle, a Dorset-based lettering artist, to carve a simple dedication to them in the circular central slab of the new base.

 

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August 2017