This year we reinstated the estate railings along the drive, which would have been removed as part of the war effort. It was only fitting that we asked local Island blacksmiths, W. Stay & Sons, who were founded over 200 years ago, to forge and install the new railings and gate to the paddock.
The original railings can be seen in the photo above of 1905.
Here are the team installing the new railings.
I am sure you will agree that it is a vast improvement from the agricultural post and stock fencing, which it has replaced, and gives the house a real uplift!