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Opening Of Leith Hill place

Once home to the Wedgwood family and composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, local landmark Leith Hill Place will be opening its doors to visitors this summer.  The National Trust intends to open the house four days a week from 26 July and there will be an opportunity for visitors to give their feedback about how the building should be used in the future.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to help and there are a number of varied roles available – from welcoming to baking, DIY to music and art & craft activity leaders.

There will be several information session for volunteers on

  • Thurs 9th May from 11am – 12.30pm
  • Sunday 12th May from 11am – 12.30pm
  • Sat 15th June from 11am – 12.30pm.

Places will be limited and need to be pre-booked by emailing stating which session to

For more information please email  If you are not on email please call 07795 256657.  Come and be a part of this exciting project from the beginning.

We are also appealing for donations of furniture, particularly leather chesterfield type sofas, coffee tables, a desk, bookcases, refectory table and chairs, café/small dining tables and church pews or similar benches, as well as china and baking equipment.  Any offers welcome.  Please call Gabe Gale on 07795 256657 or email as above.

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