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Dorothy Wordsworth silhouette© The Wordsworth Trust, Dove Cottage, Cumbria
by Judith Cooke, with help from Wordsworth Trust staff and trustees
Extract from Dorothy Wordsworth's Diary©The Wordsworth Trust, Dove Cottage, Cumbria
Creating the Dorothy Gate
Colin Bell and Stephen Gorton of Hartsop gave invaluable advice about how gates would have looked in the Wordsworths' day, The old gate posts were generously donated by the Lightburn family. The ash poles were carved by James Mitchell, a traditional wood worker from South Lakes.
Inauguration of the Dorothy Gate
The Dorothy Gate was inaugurated on 28th APril 2017 at a ceremony hosted by the National Trust. As part of the ceremony, MIchael McGregor, DIrector of the Wordsworth Trust, read some extracts from Dorothy Wordsworth's diary.
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The Lightburn Family
The National Trust
The Wordsworth Trust