A new tearoom at the Richard Jefferies Museum is proving so successful that it needs more people to give a hand behind the scenes.
The museum, birthplace of the Swindon’s Victorian nature writer, has opened up a gate onto Coate Water country park, and on Sunday afternoons people are flocking to visit and enjoy a delicious cream tea at the new tearoom or at tables in the gardens.
"We can’t believe how much people are taking to the new tearoom," says Mike Pringle of the Richard Jefferies Museum Trust.
"Of course, we’ve always known how wonderful the old farmhouse and gardens are, but it’s so exciting to see other people discovering the place for themselves, and then being amazed at the story of the man who lived here."
The Trust has only been running the museum for a few months, through volunteers, but already visitor numbers are soaring and more help is needed, especially in the kitchen and tearoom.
As Mike says: "The museum is a fantastic friendly place, with a well organised kitchen and all the kit. All we need is a couple of people who love working with the public and fancy joining us on Sunday afternoons."
If you are interested in getting involved, or even just want to find out more about Jefferies and his home, contact Mike by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or on his mobile: 07768 917466.