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Salute to General Wolfe

PUBLISHED: 16:49 25 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:33 12 August 2010

A HOST of events are taking place from today (Thursday) at an historical house to mark the 250th anniversary of the death of a military hero. The National Trust is holding special activities at General Wolfe s childhood home in Westerham to mark the anni

A HOST of events are taking place from today (Thursday) at an historical house to mark the 250th anniversary of the death of a military hero.

The National Trust is holding special activities at General Wolfe's childhood home in Westerham to mark the anniversary year of his death during his moment of victory in the Battle of Quebec.

The red-brick Quebec House was reopened to the public this month after the Trust completed the 'Heart of the Home' project where many of the rooms were represented with new lighting and floor coverings to create a traditional 18th century atmosphere.

Today and tomorrow (Friday) between 2 and 3pm, guides will lead group tours giving visitors a closer look at some of the house's most important artefacts.

Another 'Our Treasures' tour is scheduled to take place on April 23 between 2 and 3pm.

Booking is not required and there is no extra charges. Admission time to the house is from 1 until 4.30pm.

An Easter trail is due to take place on Easter Sunday and Monday around the grounds of the house from 12 noon to 5pm.

The trail costs an extra £2 for children taking part but normal admission prices apply for adults, booking is not required.

The house is open Wednesdays to Sunday from 1 to 5pm until November 1, call the Chartwell office for more information on 01732 868381 or email chartwell@nationaltrust.org.uk.

katherine.nelson@archant.co.uk

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