Eight local ladies recently enjoyed a visit to Poltimore House near Exeter, courtesy of a lot bought by Val Hoare at the Auction of Promises earlier in the year. Claire Donovan, who’s heavily involved in the project, gave a detailed guided tour, making it a fascinating lesson in history and architecture. The restoration work is a massive project that will last many years, but will eventually provide an insight into the building skills of several centuries and will be a superb resource for future generations. The group was also treated to tea and cakes – superbly cooked by Shelley. All agreed that it was a lovely afternoon and Val recommends you have a look at the Poltimore events calendar at www.poltimore.org and go along and see it for yourselves.