Dronfield Heritage Trust: One year on...
It is strange to think that this week marks one year since the Barn had to close its doors to the public as a result of the first national lockdown in March 2020. But, whilst the last 12 months may not have gone as we planned, we have continued to remain busy, and we would just like to thank you for your continued dedicated support of the project.
A particular thank you must go to our garden volunteers, who have continued to ensure that the gardens have been cared for throughout the various lockdowns and restrictions. Now that we're in to spring again, the gardens will soon be back to looking at their spectacular best, and we hope that you will be able to see them again for yourself. Already, the crocuses have been looking spectacular at the front of the Barn.
We are also grateful for our team of walk wardens, who have been working to maintain the Dronfield Rotary Walk route. During lockdown when many of us have been exploring more of our local area, the Rotary Walk has been extremely popular. Don't forget that if you're interested in walking it for yourself now that we're starting to enjoy some better weather, the indispensable guide is still available for order on our website for £3.
Whilst we've been unable to hold events at the Barn, we have been able to allow some events to still take place virtually. John Sutcliffe's art workshops have continued to take place on Zoom, and we're pleased to report that you can now view some of our previous exhibitions online by clicking here.
But we still need your support!
We hope to be able to re-open again to the public soon - so be sure to follow us on social media if you don't already for further information, and details on how you will be able to book a table in our coffee shop again. But whilst we remain closed over the next couple of weeks, we would still be thankful for your support.
In April, it will be five years since we first opened our doors. If you have enjoyed seeing the development of our gardens in that time, or been along to any of our events and exhibitions, please consider making a small donation to our charity so that we can continue to look ahead to the future.