Wentworth Woodhouse was the latest local landmark to become a beacon of the public’s appreciation for staff working through the coronavirus pandemic.
Sarah McLeod, the chief executive of Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust, praised the two men who made it happen.
Adam Nicholson, of Manvers, Wath, and Phil Cooper, of Brampton Bierlow, who run DJ and lighting firm PA Entertainments, regularly light up the house for weddings and events and came up with the idea.
“We thought it was wonderful,” she said.
“Everyone is indebted to the dedication of frontline NHS staff dealing with life and death on a daily basis, and other key workers risking their health just to do their jobs.
“We are a charity facing a huge struggle for survival during the pandemic, but we felt it was really important to demonstrate our support for them.”
Adam added: “Phil and I have been joining in Clap For Carers from our homes and have seen how much it brings people together.
“I’m on furlough from my day job and was laid in the garden when a plan came to me to get the house involved.
“It’s been done on buildings across the country and in this part of the world.
“Everyone loves Wentworth Woodhouse, so I rang Phil, who is a key worker himself and we worked out how to do it.”