At 11 a.m., after assembling in the YSP main building, a group of 30 alumni were led by Richard Flowerday and Mark Finch (one of Rushbond's directors and our main contact) on a short walk to the secure site of the demolition of buildings.
Outside the Mansion, the large gathering was split into two, and each group in turn had an opportunity to be conducted inside the building by Mark to see the progress of renovation and restoration, and learn about the function of the main rooms. At the same time, Richard informed those outside of some of the historical details of the main building and the influence of various members of the Beaumont family during the 17th and 18th centuries.
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A - Photographs by Tony Rigby
B - Photographs by David Newland.