Monday, 23 December 2013

Happy Christmas

The Committee would like to wish all Friends of Berkeley Castle and their friends and families a very Happy Christmas.

See you in 2014!

Wednesday, 11 December 2013


Our Thomas Tompion clock has stopped, it stopped in November, not sure of the date.  Today Toby Birch of Montpellier Clocks, Cheltenham came out to diagnose the problem.  

Toby said, “When did it stop?”

“November, not sure when”.

“Oh spooky - Thomas Tompion died November 20th 1713”. 

Almost exactly 300 years to the day....

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Friends Projects - Cannon Carriages

As a Friend of Berkeley Castle you help support the repair of the building and its unique contents and help to safeguard them for the enjoyment of future generations.

Members of the Friends of Berkeley Castle assist Berkeley Castle Charitable Trust, which is dedicated to the "preservation, conservation and restoration, for the public benefit, of Berkeley Castle, its contents and its gardens".

One of this year's Friends' projects was to have cannon carriages made.  Two have been made already, using oak from the Castle Estate, and can be seen at the Castle.  We were so pleased with the results that a further two carriages have been ordered.

Before and after......