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Saturday, 20 November 2010
News Clipping: Whale of a task for bone expert
A curious 130-year old whalebone arch gracing Chideock Manor has been preserved for posterity thanks to a bit of serendipity and a lot of specialist knowledge. Deirdre and Howard Coates bought Chideock Manor 14 years ago and have watched the whalebone arch – probably dating back to around 1880 – steadily crumble before their eyes.