Decorating, Design, Furnishing

Volunteer One Upmanship Takes A Grip

When you help out at a historic house, whatever size or importance, there will always be one person who shows their enthusiasm more than others in a group.  I was working with a chap who spreads his favours far and wide.  He belongs to the two major heritage fund raising charities as a steward and is always dropping into the conversation how this happened when he was at so & so house etc.  Some of the tales are amusing and others are downright worrying.  There was one property he was stationed at, on his own for several sections of the day because of the remoteness, no one else had volunteered.  There had been a problem with the windows in the basement area not closing effectively – this is bad enough in a modern house, but in a historic property, the damage from rain and the other elements getting in is too much to bear.