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Weston Park celebrates 50 years of opening to the public with 50p entry

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: June 01, 2014

Weston Park celebrates 50 years of opening to the public with 50p entry

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STATELY home Weston Park is celebrating 50 years of opening to visitors this year with 50p entry on Tuesday.

In 1964 the 6th Earl of Bradford opened the estate to the public and to mark the anniversary Weston will open its doors for 50p per person.

Visitors can take a look at the newly re-decorated drawing room, go to Lady Anne’s memorial garden, recently opened by the Duke of Gloucester and take a walk through one of Capability Brown’s rare pleasure grounds, Temple Wood.

The site is now owned and maintained by the Weston Park Foundation, an independent charitable trust, and hosts a range of outdoor events, including the V Festival.

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The day will also celebrate National Volunteers Week, where those interested in volunteering at the estate can find out more. The event is at the Granary Deli from 3.30pm onwards.

Weston has over 100 volunteers and is looking for people of all ages for roles including house guides, art gallery assistants, gardeners or learning assistants.

Gareth Williams, curator to the Weston Park Foundation which owns the site, said: “We welcome any prospective volunteers along for a chat about how to get involved.”

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