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2nd Jul, 2022

Jigsaw-lovers invited to put the pieces together

THEY’RE putting the pieces together for the annual Jigsaw Festival at Coughton Court.

The festival, which this year runs from March 1 to 10, will see hundreds of donated jigsaws for sale, which will help raise funds for vital conservation work at the National Trust property near Alcester.

Over the past five years the festival has helped raise more than £25,000 for vital conservation projects at the historic house.

Abi Cole, marketing and events officer, said: “The team are always so overwhelmed by the generosity of the public and the money raised has gone towards vital projects such as re-wiring the whole mansion, conserving the dining room carpet and the day to day caring of the collection.

“This winter we were able to carry out extensive conservation work on a selection of 16th to 19th century paintings. This includes checking the paintings’ condition, framing, checking of fixings, surface cleaning, and retouching and varnishing if required.

“The tapestry from the front hall, which partly depicts the mythical story of the founding of ancient Rome, has also been restored by a specialist textile conservator.

“The money from every jigsaw sold at the festival goes straight back into the property enabling us to care for this beautiful place forever, for everyone.”

Call 01789 400777 to donate jigsaws.

Visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/coughtoncourt for more information on visiting Coughton Court.

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