Pearl Lowe’s gypsy wagon
Celeb fashion and textiles designer, Pearl Lowe, tweeted her thanks to us earlier this week after we helped her with an unusual moving request. Pearl, one-time love of Bush’s Gavin Rossdale and now married to Danny Goffey from Brit-pop sensations, Supergrass, recently moved within Frome, Somerset. Alas, her moving company was unable to help with her beloved pink gypsy wagon. In her old property, it had been originally rolled through some bushes to get it into place, but over the course of two years, the bushes had grown, and it could no longer be retrieved via the same route. Pearl’s moving company had quoted her for the use of a crane they deemed necessary to move the wagon and she had demurred at the extravagance.
We relish a challenge and love working out solutions to seemingly insoluble problems, so we set to work on devising one and assured Pearl (mother of model-of-the-moment, Daisy Lowe) we would find a way. We conferred with Pearl’s gardeners and eventually conceived a route; by some margin the most difficult one, but also the most direct. It had the additional benefit of being the solution least disruptive to the gardens and lawn. With six of us involved, an hour was spent slowly moving the wagon across the slope of the lawn, making sure it didn’t tip over (it’s a top-heavy vehicle). We then had to take it down approximately 40 steps to a steep, cobbled driveway where finally it reached a level area. From there, we were able to load it on to the trailer and deliver it to its new house. The challenge didn’t end there because at its new property, it had to scale a wall before reaching its new location, but – again – for us, this was no problem. Now it’s safely in situ, for Pearl and family to enjoy.