A la Ronde: old gas lamps add warm glow
PUBLISHED: 09:10 17 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:10 17 April 2015
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.”