Shrewsbury School

The SSPA Private Tour of Pitchford Hall

Friday 4 May 2018 at 19:00

The Shrewsbury School Parents' Association are holding an event at Pitchford Hall by kind permission of Rowena Colthurst and her husband James Nason on Friday 4th May at 7pm.

Pitchford Hall is a Grade I listed Elizabethan mansion (built c. 1560) and was the family home of Rowena (and her ancestors) until some 25 years ago when it had to be sold. Bought by a Kuwaiti princess who used the stables but not the house, the house fell into disrepair. Then in 2016 Rowena and James managed to buy it back and have started to bring it back to life, the cost of which will run to many £100,000s.

The house has played host to Princess Victoria, was proposed as a bolt hole for the royal family during WWII and is rumoured to have hidden Prince Rupert after the siege of Shrewsbury (and hosts numerous ghosts!).

Come and spend a couple of hours touring the house, Orangery and Tree House (believed to be the oldest in the world), hearing of the plans - enjoying a glass of fizz, canapés and desert - whilst helping to support the restoration work through a donation of part of the ticket price.

Tickets are  £40 each and are limited in number. Please contact Dawn Dunn dldunn@shrewsbury.org.uk to book.

We look forward to welcoming you to Pitchford.

Will Morris, Chairman SSPA and David Schofield, Vice Chairman, SSPA

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