Oh, the glamour of the winter clean! Despite it being practically Christmas, the house team was still hard at it last week, cleaning antique dressers, drawers, moving chairs and even removing algae from the portico steps! It’s all part of the continuous effort to conserve Osterley and its collection as well as to prevent damage occurring in the future.
This is why Judith was furiously scrubbing away the algae from the portico steps, with her trusty bucket of water and brush on Thursday. Algae could be damaging to the steps because of the potential for erosion, not to mention a possible health and safety issue, so just like everything else, they needed a good clean too!
It really does make a difference!
This will be it now for the blog until the New Year, so Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!