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Registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales as charity number 1162424
Last updated on 11 December 2017.
Patrons: Monty Don, Kim Wilkie
News and Events
Newsletter no. 1: Project status, fund-
Newsletter no. 2: The status of our conservation project,our last symposium, other local grottos and the 'Nine Ladies of Crux Easton'.
Newsletter no. 3: Our recent Heritage Lottery grant, laser-
Newsletter no. 4: Completion of the conservation and lighting of the South Chamber and an article on "Pope's mortal blow".
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In the news
This is an article about the restoration project in the Daily Telegraph (15th September 2015) by Victoria Lambert: “Inside Alexander Pope's hidden grotto”.
Read this article from the Observer (8th May 2016) about our project: “Hope springs eternal: project to save Alexander Pope’s secret grotto”.
Here’s an excellent article in the London Review of Books blog by Mary Wellesley (4th August 2016): “In Pope’s Grotto”
Hyperallegenic, an online magazine based in New York, has a good article about us here: “Restoring Alexander Pope’s Glinting Grotto to Its Former Glory”.
A couple of articles about our project have been published in 2 local magazines,
not available on the web: The Friends of Tabley House (Cheshire) Newsletter February
2016, and An Baner Kernewek (The Cornish Banner), August 2016. The latter is a long-
Historical novelist, Lucy Roeber, has written and excellent article on the grotto in her blog: “The Season of Grottos”. Well worth reading.
The Grotto will be open during Saturdays in the Twickenham Festival.