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Country Life Restoration of the Century: The Finalists
Richard Johnson Restorations supports
The Arthur Rank Hospice - Cambridge - 12/05/08
Helping to raise funds for Cancer Research - 30/09/07
Wreck Savers - Country Life - 23/11/06
Sue Doogan Afternoon Show - Radio Cambridge - 23/11/06
St Ives Town Crier - 23/02/06
The Sunday Times - 18/12/05
Cambridge Evening News - 19/11/05
Huntingdon Weekly News - 10/11/05
BBC Look East - 11/05
Press Release - Huntingdon & St Ives Weekly News - 10/11/05
Press Release - Cambridge Evening News - 04/11/05
Huntingdon & St Ives Weekly - 03/11/05
Press Release - Georgian Group Architectural Awards 2005 - 01/11/05
Event - Open Day at Somersham Park House - 25/06/05
BBC Radio 4 - You and Yours - 20/05/05


Country Life Restoration of the Century

Country Life Restoration of the Century: The Finalists

The nominated list of nearly 100 restoration projects has been reduced to a shortlist of 15.

East of England

Somersham Park House, Cambridgeshire (2002-03)


In the 1980's the Georgian Group managed to save this ruinous Grade II listed house from demolition.  Nevertheless, the building was on the verge of collapse when the present owners bought it.  They have meticulously restored it, taking particular pains to retain what was left of the historic fabric.  the attention to detail exhibited in this project is exemplified by the building's 4ft-high chimney pots, which wee hand thrown and fired by a potter in the local village from the one remaining, but damaged, original.

What happens next: One of the eminent panel will visit the shortlisted properties, they will then meet to decide on the winner which will be announced in October 2010.

Find out more about the Restoration of the Century

Arthur Rank House

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The Arthur Rank Hospice - Cambridge - 12/05/08

Last January, we lost our beloved Aunt, Katie, to Cancer. With the assistance of the Hospice at Home team, Katie was able to spend her last days and hours in the place she loved best - her home.

To show our appreciation for the amazing care received from the Hospice at Home team, we are holding the Sunflower Summer Ball on 12 July to raise vital funds for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. The proceeds from this event will enable others, like Katie, to benefit from having the choice of being cared for in the comfort of their own home, surrounded by the people and things they love most.

Arthur Rank House is our local adult Hospice, providing care and support to patients and their loved ones who are coming to terms with dealing with life limiting illness. The care is focused on quality of life, enabling people to make the most out of their life.

We hope you will join us in what will be a great evening, and support this worthy local cause.

Cancer Research UK
Helping to raise funds for Cancer Research - 30/09/07

Earlier this year the family was saddened by the loss of a close relative to Cancer – Charles Johnson, and his girlfriend Em are about to run the Great Northern Run on 30th September – raising funds for Cancer Research.
To find out more or sponsor please log onto: www.justgiving.com/charlesjohnson.

On the front cover of Country Life - 23/11/06
Country Life - 23/11/06

WRECK SAVERS
Realising the dream of restoration historic houses – Jeremy Masson
BBC Radio Cambridge
Sue Doogan Afternoon Show on Radio Cambridge - 23/11/06
St Ives Town Crier
St Ives Town Crier - 23/02/06
How’s this for an amazing makeover!
Sunday Times
The Sunday Times - 18/12/05
“One brick at a time" Cally Law
Cambridge Evening News
Cambridge Evening News - 19/11/05
“Key Components” Sue Elliott
St. Ives Weekly
Huntingdon Weekly News - 10/11/05
“Crowning Glory” - Laura Johnston
BBC Look East
BBC Look East - November 2005
St. Ives Weekly
PRESS RELEASE - 10/11/05
Huntingdon Weekly News and St Ives Weekly - "Family wins award for turning dereclict historic house into a gem Crowning Glory" by Laura Johnston
Cambridge Evening News
PRESS RELEASE - 04/11/05
Cambridge Evening News - "Award for Restoration which halted decline" by Laura Johnston in Hunts & St.Ives Edition
St. Ives Weekly
Huntingdon Weekly News and St Ives Weekly - 3/11/05
“Award for turning derelict historic house into a gem Crowning Glory” - Laura Johnston
The Georgian Group

PRESS RELEASE - 01/11/05
Georgian Group Architectural Awards 2005
"Restoration of a Georgian Country House"
[Full Article here]

Hope and Aid Direct
EVENT - 25/6/05
We had a very successful fund raising OPEN DAY at Somersham Park House on Saturday 25 June in aid of Somersham's First Step Playgroup and Hope & Aid Direct's delivery to Kosovo.
[Find out more here]
BBC Radio 4 - You and Yours'
BBC RADIO - 20/5/05
On Friday 20th May 2005, Somersham Park House was featured on the 'You and Yours' programme regarding conservaton.
 
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