Help us to restore Baddesley's stable clock
Our stables clock has stopped. It’s been a long time since the single hand showed the correct time, and the bell is silent – it doesn’t even have a clapper!
That’s why the team at Baddesley have decided to make the repair of the clock our restoration project for the year.
Edward Ferrers built the stable block along with the other barnyard buildings in 1713 at a cost of £76. The turret clock in the stables cost £19. The turret, which was leaning badly, was restored after the National Trust were given the house in 1980, but it now needs more work to get it up and running again.
Of course, this is going to cost. Your admission fees, memberships and donations will go some way towards it, but you can also help out by buying a ticket for the National Trust’s Summer Raffle with a top prize of £10,000! Search for “raffles” on the National Trust website for more details. You can buy a raffle ticket in the shop or visitor reception.
Thanks for your support – and good luck!