December 2008 / January 2009
As an after Christmas quiz for the children each department at the castle was asked to create one of the 12 days of Christmas, which had been drawn from a hat. The contributions were spread about the castle and grounds.
On the first day of Christmas my true love brought to me … They were created by:
|A partridge in a pear tree:||Deborah (HR) and chief exec’s office|
|Two turtle doves:||Grounds|
|Three French hens:||Senior Management team|
|Four calling birds:||Gardens|
|Five golden rings:||Guides and castle stewards|
|Six geese a-laying:||Housekeeping and castle|
|Seven swans a-swimming:||Retail|
|Eight maids a-milking:||Stewards and ticket office|
|Nine ladies dancing:||Marketing, commercial and education|
|Ten lords a-leaping:||Accounts|
|Eleven pipers piping:||Maintenance|
|Twelve drummers drumming:||Aviary and golf|
The winner voted for by the public was Accounts for Ten lords a-leaping followed in second place by the HR and the executive office for A partridge in a pear tree.