The winter season has commenced at Manx National Heritage (MNH) – which means now is the time to undertake essential improvement works around the island.
MNH recently welcomed a group of volunteers from Isle of Man Bank to The Grove in Ramsey.
The team gave the ticket office and shop building a new lease of life by redecorating the exterior and also renewed a nearby fence.
Dating back to the mid 19th century, The Grove, now known as the Museum of Victorian Life, presents a series of period rooms of original furnishings, fittings and precious possessions belonging to three generations of the Gibb family.
Shaun Murphy of MNH co-ordinated the work. He said: ‘The appearance of the outbuilding and the fencing was looking tired.
‘We are very grateful for the work carried out by IoM Bank, which has made a vast improvement to the entrance and the welcome to visitors at The Grove.
‘The team managed to get through a considerable amount of work and in the process they have really transformed this area.’
John Lindon, head of community investment for Isle of Man Bank, said: ‘We are committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work and volunteering is a way to develop new skills and team work across our divisions.
‘Our products and marketing team were delighted to support the excellent ongoing work of MNH with a “Community Day” at The Grove.’
MNH regularly works with companies looking to provide an ‘away day’ which provides excellent team building opportunities while providing support for its work across the island’s countryside, heritage sites and ancient monuments.
Find out more at www.manxnationalheritage.im.