Dec 9th, 2010 | | Portfolio | Private Houses | Residences | No Comments

Milton Hall, Cambridgeshire

Patrick has been employed to advise on paint colours for the interior of Milton Hall

Milton Hall, near Peterborough dates from 1594, being the historical home of the Fitzwilliam family.

The Long Gallery in 1912 – Country Life

I was employed to advise on the decoration of the house. My company Papers and Paints has supplied much of the paint.

Audience in demolition class. Milton Hall, ca.1944
Audience in demolition class. Milton Hall, ca.1944

During the Second World War part of the house and the stable block were occupied by the Czechoslovakian army and later Special Operations Executive (SOE) who trained in the grounds and woods prior to being dropped by parachute behind enemy lines in France and Holland in the days leading up to the Normandy landings as part of Operation Jedburgh. As with so many of my projects there is a connection with another, in that SOE wireless operators were trained at Fawley Court before being posted here for continuation training.

Milton Hall is very near another of my projects – Thorpe Hall.

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