oceanbreeze wrote:--nobody could imagine the amount of work he and his wife put into recreating as much of the original as possible
Well the House was in a pretty awful state when he took it over. It had been adapted to cope with almost hospital-like conditions. The Residents at that
time had great difficulty with the problems of the very large rooms they were in because of their ailments, which in some cases were dire.
It really was a shadow then of the House it became again under Philip's care.