A la Ronde: old gas lamps add warm glow

PUBLISHED: 09:10 17 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:10 17 April 2015

Let There be Light-A la Ronde's Assistant House Steward James Weckmueller is pictured lighting two of the gas lamps at the National Trust property. Visitors can come and view the collection of lamps and mantles and also watch the lamps being lit daily at 11am. Ref exe 2267-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Let There be Light-A la Ronde's Assistant House Steward James Weckmueller is pictured lighting two of the gas lamps at the National Trust property. Visitors can come and view the collection of lamps and mantles and also watch the lamps being lit daily at 11am. Ref exe 2267-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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People visiting A la Ronde this month will be able to see the house’s Victorian-style gas lamps and lanterns lit.

Every month at the National Trust site, a different part of the house’s history is revealed as part of the Hidden House.

The double gas lamps, which can be found in the dining room and entrance hall, are lit everyday as part of April’s Country House Technology theme.

The lamps were installed by the Reverend Oswald Reichel when he lived in the building in the 19th century.

Assistant property manager Salli Carr-Griffin, said: “The lamps have proved very popular with visitors.

“They are so atmospheric and they bring such a gentle warm light.”


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