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Chimneys and decorations, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

"In 1988, Jacob Rothschild inherited from his aunt, Dorothy de Rothschild, the Waddesdon and Eythrope estates in Buckinghamshire, and began a close association with Waddesdon Manor, the house and grounds which were built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 1880s and bequeathed to the National Trust in 1957 by his cousin, James A. de Rothschild. He has been a major benefactor of the restoration of Waddesdon Manor through a private family charitable trust and, in an unusual arrangement, has been given authority by the National Trust to run Waddesdon Manor as a semi-independent operation. The cellars at Waddesdon Manor house his personal collection of 15,000 bottles of Rothschild wines dating as far back as 1870.

Open to the public, Waddesdon attracts over 300,000 visitors annually and has won many awards over the last 15 years, including Museum of the Year Award and Best National Trust Property." (Wikipedia)

 

What Rothschild's have to say about themselves, today:-

 

"The Rothschild family motto ‘Concordia, Integritas, Industria’ translates as ‘Unity, Integrity, Industry’.

This has underpinned the family’s actions for more than 200 years and remains central to our values today.

Client first: We provide outstanding client service, with the highest standards of professional integrity to build enduring relationships of trust and confidence.

Long term: As a family-controlled business, we seek long-term relationships with our clients through deepening our contacts with them and taking a long-term view to deliver their interests. We are not constrained by short-term thinking or goals.

Excellence: We provide high quality ideas, objective, trusted advice and sound judgement, setting high standards for ourselves, striving continually for improvement and executing flawlessly.

Teamwork: We attract, develop and reward exceptional people who work collaboratively, proactively sharing knowledge and expertise and delivering their personal commitment to bring the entire Rothschild network to the client."

  

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Uploaded on December 11, 2011