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Celebrity island in Weybridge opens to the public for the first time

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D'Oyly Carte renovation

On our walks along the Thames during Covid lockdowns, my wife and I could see there was some activity on the island.
We had know that it has been the home of Richard D'Oyly Carte, and were so sad to see its run-down condition.
I had been brought up on G&S since a child, performed in a couple of their operettas at school, and played in orchestras for some.
Unfortunately, we were in the throws of moving to Yorkshire and indeed moved just before it opened to the public.
The transformation is incredible, and we hope that we might be able to return some day to experience for ourselves.

Steve Waters 29 days ago

Wonderful D’Oyly Carte Island Restoration

So happy to see the beautiful Island and it’s history coming back to life. Congratulations Andy on your foresight and enthusiasm to restore this Beautiful Historic site. Will look forward to streaming the concerts when they happen, plus visiting for coffees.

Maureen Littleboy 172 days ago

Great to see the island coming to life

And great that it is being made accessible to everyone. Thank you

Steve Z 209 days ago

D’Oyly Carte Island

I lived on a houseboat moored on the Island in the 1950’s. There was a chain ferry to get back and forth.

Lesley Stapley 224 days ago

D’Oyly cart

Best news ever to see this beautifull house and grounds restored even better to share with the community . Weybridge totally lacks community . The man should be honoured for his vision

Pat lake 245 days ago

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