Friends of Hinchingbrooke House
Who are the Friends?
The Friends of Hinchingbrooke House are a charitable organisation whose main purpose is to support the school in the upkeep and preservation of Hinchingbrooke House and its history. Its membership comprises of staff and anyone with an interest in history. The President of the Friends is John Montagu, 11th Earl of Sandwich, who grew up at Hinchingbrooke prior to the sale of the House to the County Council in 1962.
The objectives of the Friends of Hinchingbrooke House are:
1. To preserve for the benefit of the public the House known as Hinchingbrooke House, by maintaining, improving, adding and preserving the fittings, furniture, ornaments, monuments and facilities of the House, and of the adjacent grounds and gardens.
2. To promote the study and appreciation of Hinchingbrooke House as a place of historic interest.
What do the Friends do?
The Friends help with the maintenance of the Rose Garden and the area containing the herbaceous border. They replace rose trees when necessary and have established a memorial rose tree scheme. They have purchased new school flags and a display cabinet. A tree trail leaflet has been published for visitors to use after seeing the House. The Nun’s Bones have been analysed and new furniture and lighting have been purchased. We publish two newsletters per year and have an annual dinner with a speaker beforehand and often readings at intervals during the meal. At the AGM in the summer term we also have a speaker and there is the opportunity to look round the grounds afterwards.
Joining the Friends:
If you are interested in joining the Friends, or would like more information, please either contact the school or Mr Nicholls, The Treasurer at: email@example.com