You'll probably recognise me by name as the person who's bought Crow Crag.
I've been reading a few posts on your forum - been meaning to contact you sooner - and you may have some questions for me to answer and, if so feel free to fire away...
I'll start by saying that I'm not planning on pulling anything down!! My intention is to restore the house retaining as much of what's there as possible. The ground floor rooms will be preserved as they were in the film albeit, as you probably know, the grates/range have been stolen; whether I can obtain matching fittings to reinstate only time will tell.
Externally, I would love to recreate the elevation that was given to the house for the film - I think Henry Harris 'dressed' it up with considerable flair. Oomska sent me copies of HH's drawings which I see are posted on your website. I would need to see what would be allowed by the National Park Authority.
One last thing - I'm not acting for anyone else. I'm the owner and hope to be so for the foreseeable future. I would like to give the public access but not in a commercial way - I've posted a couple of notices on the house saying that if people would like to see inside all they have to do is contact me. In the longer term, and subject to the Lake District National Park Authority having no objections, I would like to open the house during the Heritage Open Days event held in September. I'm not averse to showing people around if they just turn up.
By the way, do you know who Soupy is and how I can contact him/her?
Thanks for your e-mail and for offering to set up an account for me on the forum - please don't call me Uncle Monty! I know that might be hard to resist but I'm thinking of my reputation!
Feel free to post my e-mail.
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