This morning was the first really sharp frost but was luckily accompanied with a beautiful blue sky - a pleasant change from the miserable week of constant rain. So it is time to make sure the 17th-Century Cibber statues are protected from the harsh elements of the coming winter.
|Cibber Statues at Belvoir Castle|
During their time at the Castle the statues have been moved a couple of times. Originally they lined the drive and were moved by the 5th Duchess onto the terraces and then again by Violet, wife of the 8th Duke, who was largely responsible for the gardens that we see today.
All this I have read from the present Duchess's book 'Belvoir Castle', and understand that the 8th Duchess had the help of Harold Peto, a notable Edwardian garden designer.
|New Covers for the Cibber Statues|