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Not Santa’s Grotto … but the Pope’s Grotto!

By 19th December 2012September 20th, 2021News

Party Lights installed warm white led fairy lights to 12 Bay  trees yesterday outside the Alexander Pope Hotel (formerly known as The Pope’s Grotto), in Cross Deep, Twickenham and they look brilliant!

This large and impressive hotel, previously an old coaching inn, takes its name from the poet, Sir Alexander Pope (1688-1784), who had a house on the banks of the Thames close to where the hotel now stands.    A keen gardener, he is also known for building his famous grotto.   When the garden was cut in two by the road, Cross Deep, the grotto was built as an underground passageway to connect the two.

The 12 trees are there of course to signify the 12 days of Christmas and we received compliments from many passers-by during the installation – with some even stopping to take photos!

Huge thanks to Richard Cross the General Manager of the hotel, for his  joint creative vision and agreement for Party Lights to supply and install only the very best commercial grade bright low voltage fairy lights on the  market today,  which in no way can be compared with the domestic DIY store lights available this time of the year.

As the saying goes buy cheap, buy  twice!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We would also like to thank his electrician for installing an armoured cable 5amp socket next to each tree for us to plug-in our transformers.


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