And there's a proper party being planned for Severndroog Castle's reopening this Sunday 20 July. It's been twenty five years since Severndroog was last open to the public and soon, very soon it'll be open again complete with a fantastic viewing platform which gives magnificent views across London, I know because I've been lucky enough to go up there already.
I've been doing some voluntary marketing work for the Severndroog Castle Building Preservation Trust (SCBPT) which is a registered charity based in Castle Woods, Shooters Hill just up the road from where I live. And while that's only a recent thing it's great to see the Castle getting ready to welcome its guests.
But first some history...
The Castle was commissioned by Lady James in 1784 as a memorial to her husband Lord James. It's a 60-foot high triangular, brick-built tower designed in the gothic style by architect Richard Jupp (for more information see http://www.severndroogcastle.org.uk). Back to Sunday, there's all this going on: