Saving Castle Drogo
Feb 20, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM£3
Paula Clarke – Community Engagement Officer, Castle Drogo
Castle Drogo, encased in scaffolding, is in fact only 100 years old. It was built as an ancestral family home for Julius Drewe, the founder of ‘The Home and Colonial Stores’ who retired a millionaire, aged just 33. Designed by one of the greatest architects of the day, Edwin Lutyens, Drogo is utterly unique.
Unfortunately Castle Drogo’s flat roof failed early on in its construction and has leaked ever since, by 2012 its steel infrastructure was under severe threat. We are now over half way through the project to make the castle watertight and are now about to embark on the last phase of building work continuing until the end of 2018.
Join Paula Clarke to hear the latest news about the past 6 years of building restoration work and plans for the brave new world of life with a waterproof castle.