During the Second World War it was designated as a safe haven for George VI, his Queen and the Royal princesses. In the event it was not needed for this purpose, but the importance of the house as a family home was much enhanced. It would be a tragedy if the house and contents were separated. Together they form an irreplaceable part of the heritage of Shropshire and England. If forced asunder, they would become flotsam on the pages of history.
L. R. JEBB
The writer was High Sheriff of Shropshire in 1991.Reuse content