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Volunteers needed at Peckover House in Wisbech

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As one of Wisbech’s treasures prepares for the next open season, it has put out an appeal for people power.

The National Trust’s Peckover House is hoping to attract more volunteers to join its happy band ahead of opening its doors later this month.

The new season starts on Saturday, February 27, and a few more people are needed to add to the large group of volunteers working in the house and garden.

Among the personnel needed are cake makers, garden stewards, room stewards, raffle ticket sellers, plant trolley volunteers and pianists.

Property secretary Paula Arnold is appealing for volunteers to step forward to help with a number of tasks around this stunning house.

She said: “We are a happy group at Peckover and enjoy a good working atmosphere in our beautiful historical house.

“Greeting visitors and helping in the house and garden can be both interesting and fulfilling, and so that we can all get together and meet new people, there are regular social events for volunteers throughout the year.”

The elegant Georgian town house was lived in by the Peckover family, who were Quakers, for more than 150 years.

The house is set within two acres of sensory gardens, which includes an orangery, summer-houses, croquet lawn and rose garden with more than 60 species of rose.

The garden and estate were handed over to the National Trust in 1943 by Alexandrina Peckover, the last descendant of Jonathan Peckover.

Whatever your talents, if you think you can help and have a few hours a week to spare, Peckover would love to hear from you.

Anyone interested in finding out more should phone Paula on 01945 583463.

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