JANE GREENHAF, general manager of Greys Court, gave a talk to members at Badgemore Park Golf Club on April 30. She said that after a 25-year career in banking, she felt that she wanted a change of direction and to do something useful in a local community and was drawn to the National Trust, for which she had been a young volunteer.
The first time she saw Greys Court it was “love at first sight” as the house and grounds seemed to wrap around her and she felt at home.
There were many things to see and do at Greys Court: the walled garden where the wisteria planted in 1890 could still be seen; the fort playground for children; and the house itself, a lovely 16th century mansion.
Resident mouser Mr Moss could often be found on Lady Brunner’s bed looking like a pyjama bag and surprised children when he jumped up after being stroked.
Many popular TV programmes had used Greys Court for filming, including Flog It!, Midsomer Murders and, most recently, Downton Abbey.