Spring cleaning takes place on a grand scale at Morville Hall

Visitors to Morville Hall, a National Trust property near Bridgnorth in Shropshire, will see what it takes to spring clean on a grand scale, when doors open this Friday and Saturday 10 and 11 May.

Hall conservation cleaning volunteers Ann and Chris
Hall conservation cleaning volunteers Ann and Chris

Open just 8 days a year, don’t miss your chance to explore one of Shropshire’s most idyllic country houses. Originally an Elizabethan mansion, the Hall was re-designed and enlarged around 1750, giving it the appearance of a Georgian home.

Like other historic houses, the spring clean at Morville takes on a different dimension. The volunteer team will demonstrate the types of tasks that need to be carried when cleaning on a grand scale.

The notion of a spring clean dates back to the time when houses were shut up against the cold of winter. May was traditionally the month when the annual spring clean began. Windows and doors were opened to welcome the first warm, dry days of the year. Chimneys were swept and housemaids worked their way through the house from top to bottom. 

Conservation Assistant Laura Bishop said: “A new family is moving to Morville in a few weeks’ time. Instead of furniture and objects, this weekend we’re furnishing the house with the skills and activity of our indoor conservation team. It’s a great opportunity to see what it takes to conserve and protect a historic house like Morville.

Whenever we clean something, we have to work slowly, constantly checking we aren’t doing more damage than the dirt we’re trying to remove. From waxing to book cleaning, come along this weekend and see the team at work.”

Morville Hall is open this Friday and Saturday, 10 and 11 May, 12-5pm. Admission applies, free entry for National Trust members and under 5s. Entry to the house is free flow and there is no need to book. Homemade cake and refreshments will be available from St Gregory the Great church. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the church. 

Shropshire Live
Shropshire Live has been providing Shropshire with independent news and entertainment since 2009. Send us your news to interact@shropshirelive.com or call 01743 818 095. For advertising information call Fiona on 01743 816 817.
- Advertising -

Featured Articles

Summer in Shropshire

Things to do this Summer in Shropshire

There is so much going on across Shropshire this Summer, here are some events and things to do to get you out and about across our county.
Shrewsbury Flower Show Marquee

Shrewsbury Flower Show: Severn and Dingle marquees are blooming marvellous!

Stunning floral creations are very much the norm at Shrewsbury Flower Show but many people still may not know the horticultural works of art they lovingly care for and nurture at home can become an integral part of the event.
Burwarton Show 2019

Burwarton Show 2019 is a day for all the family

Thursday 1st August is the Burwarton Show 2019, a local event not to be missed with plenty to see and do for all ages.
Black Watch stern, Naeroyfjord, Norway

Escorted tours and cruises provide a great opportunity

This year, Worldchoice Travel Shrewsbury will be celebrating its 3rd Year of escorted cruise groups, departing from Shrewsbury. Black Watch Cruise Ship Escorted tours and cruises provide great opportunity...

Five injured in single vehicle collision in Muxton

Five people were injured following a collision in Muxton on Friday night.

West Mercia Police support national firearms surrender

West Mercia Police is supporting a national firearms surrender that aims to make our communities safer.

Person rescued from Rea Brook in Shrewsbury

Emergency services were called to the Rea Brook in Shrewsbury on Thursday evening after a person was in the water.
Bryan Jones, Shropshire’s chairman of selectors, wants Shropshire to start climbing the Western Division table

Shropshire’s cricketers seeking positive reaction against Cornwall at Bridgnorth

Chairman of selectors Bryan Jones wants Shropshire’s cricketers to respond positively as they target a first Unicorns Championship victory of the season.
Shrewsbury-born Jack Shantry has been granted a testimonial by Worcestershire in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the club over the last decade

James Taylor and Nick Hancock to be guest speakers at Jack Shantry’s testimonial dinner

James Taylor and presenter Nick Hancock will be guest speakers at Jack Shantry’s testimonial dinner at Wrekin College in September.
Wellington U13s: Back from left, Lucas Foyle, Jovan Uppal, Kavi Jani, Shaylan Gunawardena, Ben Thompson. Front, Kartik Wododkar, Oliver Parton, Nathan Hawley, Joshua McDonald, Ally Whitehead, Dilan Bruneau

Wellington Under 13s edge out Whitchurch by 10 runs

Wellington Under 13s edged out Whitchurch by 10 runs in an exciting Shropshire final of the Vitality Club Championship.
- Advertising -
Beth Edwardes, Cauren Taylor, Maddison Smith, Vince Green, Thomas George, and Amy Copp – the new trainees at Dyke Yaxley Chartered Accountants in Shrewsbury

Shropshire accountancy firm signs up new faces to training scheme

Six new faces have joined a Shropshire accountancy firm’s two-year training scheme to start their industry careers.
Preventive Health will be contract-free and admin-free, with no recurrent fees or hidden costs

Shropshire Council launches innovative onsite health screening for businesses and their employees

Shropshire Council is now offering workplace employee health screening through its new Preventive Health service.
Shropshire Festivals team holding Beth Heath

Shropshire Festivals inundated with award news

A Shropshire events company have received a flurry of award news in the last few weeks.
Museum of The Moon by Carolyn Eaton

Fundraising dinner set to be out of this world

Take part in a truly out of this world experience and dine in the shadow of the moon at a major fundraising event in the county later this year.
Willie and Sam (Men in Sheds) with Mayor Stephen Reynolds and Wayne Gethings

Walled garden reinvented in Madeley

An open day took place this week to show off a newly reinvented garden in Madeley.
Shrewsbury Flower Show Volunteers

Volunteers are the key to success of Shrewsbury Flower Show

Shrewsbury Flower Show is one of the biggest and most successful shows in the country - but without the loyal army of volunteers who help out each year it just wouldn’t happen.
- Advertising -
Joining the workshop is Lucyelle Cliffe, known for performing in Les Misérables, Legally Blonde and the critically acclaimed Wicked

Face2Face Performance Academy welcome stars from the West End

Face2Face Performance Academy are set to host a three-day workshop with stars from the West End.
Award-winning author Hilary Robinson

Button & Bear celebrates 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing Button & Bear Bookshop in Shrewsbury welcomes back author Hilary Robinson.
Flower Show Generic - from offical site

Win tickets to the Shrewsbury Flower Show 2019

Shrewsbury Flower Show 2019 is just around the corner, Shropshire Live has teamed up with the organisers of the annual floral extravaganza to give away tickets.

Explore Shrewsbury’s award-winning Market Hall this summer

Explore Shrewsbury's award-winning Market Hall this summer and find amazing produce, cool places to eat and drink, unique art, handcrafts and more.
The Railwayman’s Arms at Bridgnorth

Severn Valley Railway pub achieves quality ale award

Staff at popular Severn Valley Railway pub The Railwayman’s Arms at Bridgnorth are celebrating this week after scooping a prestigious award for the quality of their beer.
A hospitality student serves diners at Origins

Local College restaurant gets AA rosettes for fourth year in a row

For the fourth year running Shrewsbury Colleges Group restaurant, Origins, has secured a Highly Commended Rosette Award from the AA College Rosettes Scheme.
- Advertisment -

Featured Articles

Weather

Shropshire
shower rain
17 ° C
18.3 °
15 °
82 %
5.1kmh
75 %
Sat
19 °
Sun
21 °
Mon
24 °
Tue
26 °
Wed
25 °
- Advertisment -
- Advertisment -

Latest Articles

- Advertisment -