Dinnington

Throapham House roof restoration progressing nicely

Throapham House roof restoration progressing nicely

The scaffolding finally went up at Throapham House two weeks ago and a welcome period of fine weather has allowed work to progress swiftly. We expect most of the external work to be complete by the end of September and it’s nice now to see things taking shape. The original second floor servant’s quarters will make some attractive additional rooms and with modern day insulation and roof lights will be a lot warmer and brighter than when the house was originally built.
Guests to Throapham House during this period will find turning space a little restricted in our car park so we will help to guide you out, but otherwise there is less disruption than we expected.

The photo shows the roof slates removed above our guest lounge. There will shortly be a new roof window in here which will give some fine views across Dinnington.

Tropical Butterfly House North Anston- a fun day out

The Tropical Butterfly House located in North Anston (S25 4EQ) welcomes you to a world of unforgettable animal encounters. There are animals from South America, Australia , Africa, Asia and even South Yorkshire, including Prairie Dogs, which are new this year, owls, Meerkats and even a Skunk. The House offers “Animal encounters” which as the name suggest allows you to touch, feel and even hold some of the amazing animals and also falconry displays.

My Daughter often takes her children there as it really is a fun day out. There is an outdoor and indoor play area, so no matter what the weather there is always something to do.

Dinnington Brass Band – a Band for Britain

Congratulations to members of the Dinnington Colliery Brass Band for their recent appearance in the BBC’s programme ‘A Band for Britain’.  The Band has produced a CD which is in the top 40 classical album charts and have made several appearances on various television shows such as the Alan Titchmarsh Show where they met up once more with Sue Perkins and the Breakfast show where they were interviewed by Bill Turnbull and Sian Williams. They have secured a £1m deal with a record company and hope to improve rehearsal facilities and train more people. Ann and Robert from Throapham House bed and breakfast near Dinnington wish them every success for the future.