Information about our past events and activities:
COME AND JOIN THE FUN
ON SUNDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER 2015
Call Gill Broadbent on 07858 333 682 for
tickets & further information
Many thanks to everyone who helped to raise £335 to
help restore Ingestre Orangery at the
Great Haywood Art Exhibition
INGESTRE ORANGERY EVENTS 2015
GREAT HAYWOOD ART GROUP
Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May 2015
Phone Alison 07840 929 566 or
Gill 07858 333 682
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIDAY 15 MAY 2015
UK APT Midlands area meeting
Friday 15 May 2015 at
INGESTRE HALL & ORANGERY
9.30 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
09.30 - Arrival and coffee/tea
09.55 - Introduction and welcome - Kate Dixon, Chair Midlands APT
10.00 - Ingestre Orangery - anintroduction to the project - Gill Broadbent, Secretary of the Friends of Ingestre Oran gery
10.30 - Getting and Keeping Stakeholders (Partnership Agreements) – Judy Crowe,Trustee, Benington Community Heritage Trust and Natalie Lunt, Development Officer
11.00 - Coffee/ Tea
11.30 - Developing your project to HLF Stage One – Peter Morgan, Development Manager, HLF West Midlands
12.00 - Evaluation and Monitoring – Jonathan Durnin, Director, DC Research
12.30 – APT Midlands AGM
12.50 - Lunch and networking
13.50 - Ingestre Estate – a pre-tour guide – Gill Broadbent
14.00 – Tour of Ingestre Hall, Ingestre Church (designed by Wren) and Ingestre Orangery
15.30 – Coffee/Tea at Ingestre Orangery (end of event)
INGESTRE ORANGERY EVENTS 2014
SATURDAY 20th DECEMBER
2.00 p.m. - 4.00 p.m.
Nr Great Haywood
Tickets from www.ingestreorangery.ticketsource.co.uk
or 07858 333 682
Many thanks to everyone we managed to raise £600
FRIENDS OF INGESTRE ORANGERY
Saturday & Sunday 30th & 31st August
Saturday & Sunday 6th & 7th September
Please join us and help to restore Ingestre Orangery
Refreshments on sale
Tickets: Adults £5 accompanied children free
Tickets : www.ingestreorangery.ticketsource.co.uk
Gill Broadbent: 07858 333 682
FRIENDS OF INGESTRE ORANGERY
**Fascinating Garden Tales raised £462.91**
Thanks to Dr Dianne Barre & Andante Choir
& all who support this event.
21 June 2014
Fascinating Gardening Tales & Andante Choir
Adults £5 accompanied children free
Tickets : www.ingestreorangery.ticketsoure.co.uk
Gill Broadbent: 07858 333 682
Book early to avoid disappointment as tickets are limited
Dr Dianne Barre(left) Talk in the garden Display by FOIO
Thanks to those who came along and our volunteers.
Together you helped us to
raise £376 towards the restoration.
In aid of the restoration of Ingestre Orangery
FINE ART EXHIBITON
CLARE TAYLOR FINE ART
Saturday 10 May 2014 at 2.00 - 6.00 p.m.
Pat Clare and Geraldine Taylor
Exhibition of work and new paintings inspired by Ingestre Orangery
refreshments and works of art on sale
The Art Exhibition by Clare Taylor was very enjoyable despite
the poor weather on the first weekend which was followed by
some glorious sunshine later in the week.
February 12/13/ February 2014 saw the most vicious storms with exceptionally high winds.
I went to the Hall during the morning to check that all was well at the Orangery to be met by the news that the wind had broken a complete panel of windows.
Mark, the site manager and I went to look at the damage and decided how it could be fixed before the next storm began. I returned the following morning and joined Mark, Derek and Mark B who were already in the Orangery. As they boarded up the window I remived broken glass. Foretunately everything was secure before the rain and next storm began on Friday afternoon. The weather forecast was dreadful and for the first time had to cancel the working group on Saturday morning. We will be back next week as we hope to have more brash shredded so that we can put the mulch around the snowdrops and helibores that are flowering.
Inside after the storm Outside showing the damage
The staff at Ingestre Hall worked hard to ensure the Orangery was safe before the next storms arrived.
Safe at last At least the plants are beginning to flower.
February 2014 despite continuing bad weather the volunteers achieved a milestone as they cleared the proposed route from the Hall's car park to the old swimming pool area that will form the Orangery's car park. We even gained two greenhouses that will need some repairs!
The volunteers have shown that there is more than enough room for cars.
Aaron was amazed at the transformation now we need the shredder again!
The path to the proposed Orangery car park has started to be cleared.
We have rescued 2 greenhouses although 1 will need some repairs.
January 2014 the bad weather continued but fortunately on Saturday mornings we were usually able to carry on with clearing the ground. Volunteers were helped by a local tree surgeon providing a shredding service which created a lot of mulch to use on the garden.
Ready to be shredded ...................................and more on the way!
Visitors join John & Frank for a Snowdrops have flowered
well earned drink!
December 2013 and disaster struck in the gales. Two trees at the start of the Long Walk fell and the Borough Tree officer confirmed that they should be removed as they were diseased and dangerous. We worked hard but before that work could be completed another gale struck and a Yew Tree fell on top of them. This tree was diseased and strangled by ivy. We are grateful to everyone who has worked so hard to remove the trees. Sadly a short stretch of the grass seeded edge has been ruined and a newly planted area trampled. But no one was hurt and it will soon recover.
November 2013 and we began to look at the work that needed to be done in the gardens. The Long Walk had been seeded with a grass strip on each side to replicate the former garden. Japanese Knotweed had been treated throughout the summer and autumn. The self setted elder continued to be removed and the brash formed secure homes for wildlife. We continued to remove ivy that was killing trees and the building.
Inside the Orangery the geraniums flourished and the Fig tree was pruned. Seeds were dried out for the spring. Small plants were potted up as were Holly, Yew and Rhododendrons so that they could be sold next year to raise funds to buy new shrubs.
9 October 2013 and a review of the year was held by Friends of Ingestre Orangery to celebrate our ongoing success and plan our future and discussand application to the HLF for a grant to restore the Orangery and ensure its sustainability as a heritage centre with facilities for community use.
October also saw increased pre-booked private group escorted tours of Ingestre Orangery, Church and Hall. Visits were made by Staffordhsire Gardens and Parks Trust and the National Trust.
31 August 2013 Celebrating 400 years at Ingestre Hall 1613-2013
Ingestre Hall, grounds and Orangery as well as Ingestre Church and Stables were opened for the public to find out about their heritage and the enduring skills of people over the ages. Archery, calligraphy, book-binding, weaving, spinning, glass making, candle making, iron work, wood turning and carving were just a few of the activities for people to try.
Over 500 people attended and many of those also visited the Orangery
29 June 2013 Family Craft Fair at Ingestre Hall
The Orangery was opened to the public so that they could share its heritage and find out about the restoration project and its future as a heritage centre and community use. Over 300 people attended.
22 June 2013 open day at Ingestre Orangery
5 October 2012
We were all excitedly awaiting the arrival of Spartacus so that we could congratulate her on being one of the 4 nominees for the Turner Prize this year. The BBC arrived and were joined later by the 'Express & Star' as well as the 'Stafford Newsletter'. The clip shown on the BBC Midlands Today programme on that evening was well done and we appreciated the very full coverage of the project.
Sarah sent a photograph as a reminder of the morning.
29 September 2012
By this time we had not only cleared the Long Walk but had also cleared out the Orangery except for 3 remaining healthy plants. We were getting the whole site ready for Spartacus Chetwynd's visit to see the work that had been done so far. We can now see the potential for a fantastic restoration.
17 September 2012
One of our volunteers was able to devote the day to clearing out the weeds from the centre of the lawn to reveal an old concrete pond. He then tackled the self seeded Silver Birch trees and weeds in front of the Orangery and finally trimmed the Yew Trees. A quote was sought for the treatment of Japanese Knotweed so its all systems go ready for Wednesday's volunteers to continue the good work.
15 September 2012
The working party continued to clear the Long Walk and the removal of undergrowth & weeds etc. With nine of us working a huge amount of clearance was completed. We were joined for a short while by American visitors who visited the Orangery and continued to the church to find the grave of a relative.
Our working parties will now be held on Wednesdays and Saturdays 10.00 a.m to 12.00 noon.
We aim to clear the Long Walk, frontage of the Orangery, the remainder of the interior and to make it water tight.
8 September 2012 10.00 a.m to 12.00 noon
The working party managed to clear far more of the path and garden of weeds and moss. Many of the lovely trees and shrubs have been exposed and freed from the strangle hold of brambles and nettles.
While clearing the Long Walk we had unexpected entertainment when 2 helecopters landed on the lawn to ferry visitors to Ingestre Hall to a nearby Paint Ball Centre. We were also grateful to Ingestre Hall catering staff who provided us with very welcome cups of tea and coffee.
1 September 2012 Open Day
Raised funds of £1,302 and we gained many more supporters.
FRIENDS OF INGESTRE ORANGERY
OPEN DAY AT INGESTRE HALL
SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2012
11.00 a.m. - 5.00 P.M.
Talks, and exhibition about the history of Ingestre Hall, its
Orangery and the local area.
The Andante Choir will be singing
songs from their new repertoire.
This is the first time that the public can access Ingestre Orangery,
a hidden gem in need of repair, where there will be a Fine Art Exhibition by Richard Bostock
25 August 10.00 - 12.00
Our next working party's task will be to clear the Long Walk of brambles, nettles and other weeds. Weather permitting!
15, 19 and 20 August
Working parties cleared much of the vegetation in the Orangery to reveal the sandstone floor, raised sandstone kerb and planting areas. There is still much to do but it can now host the Fine Art exhibition by Richard Bostock.
27 June 2012
A very successful walk by the Local History Society was organised by Dr Anne Andrews to visit the Orangery at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesday 27 June 2012. Over 40 people attended and thoroughty enjoyed visiting Ingestre Church, Grade 1 and Ingestre Orangery together with the Old and New stables which are all Grade ll.
22 June 2012
We were awarded a grant from the Architectural Heritage Fund to conduct an Options Appraisal to restore the building to sustainable community use.