Surrey

Fire-hit Clandon Park estate moves carol service

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Image caption The mansion was left a shell after it was hit by fire in April

A carol service traditionally held at an 18th Century mansion in Surrey that was devastated by fire is still going ahead - but will take place in a nearby church.

The National Trust said Clandon Park's carol service would take place at Holy Trinity Church in Guildford later.

Actress Penelope Keith, who lives in Surrey, will give readings.

All proceeds will go to an appeal set up to help the estate as it faces an uncertain future.

Fire broke out at the Grade-I listed building in April, reducing it to a shell.

One room - the Speakers' Parlour - survived and more than 400 items have been rescued.

Last month, fire investigators said the blaze was probably caused by an electrical fault.

The National Trust said a full review of fire prevention policies had begun.

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