May 05 2021

Furlough Courses Allow Blenheim Staff to Flourish in Lockdown

Blenheim has been supporting its furloughed staff and those having to work from home by funding online training courses of their choice. The aim of the courses, which include everything from dog grooming and floristry to sports massage, game design, Spanish, German, music and accountancy, is to keep employees active and engaged throughout lockdown. The…

May 04 2021

Artist Adds Finishing Touches to Lifelike Churchill Waxwork

Colour and hair artist Sue Day adds the final touches to a waxwork of Sir Winston Churchill, ahead of the opening of a major new exhibition on ‘the greatest Briton’, which opens at Blenheim Palace next month.   The life-size figure will take pride of place in the new exhibition dedicated to Churchill’s lifelong association…

May 04 2021

MP Officiates as 1897-built Locomotive Gets Back on Track

MP David Johnston OBE, whose Wantage constituency includes Didcot Railway Centre visited the popular tourist attraction on Saturday 1 May to officiate at a short ceremony to mark the return to service of the oldest working locomotive at the Loving Musuem, No. 1340 “Trojan” which dates from 1897.   The diminutive locomotive was returning to…