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We need time to dream, time to remember, and time to reach the infinite. Time to be.
Gladys Taber

16 Comments CherryPie on Nov 29th 2015

In September 2014 archaeologists discovered an encampment  about 1.5  miles away from Stonehenge. Using carbon dating it has taken until now to be able to determine the age of the encampment to be around 6,000 years old.
Canada Now reports:
The site of the encampment has been named Blick Mead and it is about 1.5 miles from [...]

28 Comments CherryPie on Dec 29th 2014

Mompesson House, ‘The House in The Close’, is a perfect example of Queen Anne architecture and was built for Charles Mompesson in 1701. It is noted for its elegant and spacious interior, especially the magnificent plasterwork and fine oak staircase.
See the important Turnbull collection of 18th century drinking glasses, fine period furniture and charming walled [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jul 25th 2014

Work is currently underway to restore the imaginary fishing village of Wolf’s Cove which previously stood around the large pool at Snowshill Manor.
National Trust SW reports in May 2013:

Snowshill has a lost village called Wolf’s Cove which will be excavated this year. It will then be completely reconstructed based on documents and archaeological evidence.
Quirky and [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 23rd 2014

There is a recurring dragon theme in the gardens at Snowshill Manor.  The photo above is of a statue of St. George and the Dragon. It was commissioned by Charles Wade from a Tyrolean craftsman, A. Dapre. It is a copy in teak of a statue that is housed in the Victoria and Albert Museum. [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 22nd 2014

The music room contains instruments from the 18th and 19th century, showing some fine examples of English craftsmanship. A Latin inscription above the door translates as ‘Man is carried to heaven on the wings of music’.  Within the room there is an angel with no wings hanging from the ceiling.

The instruments are displayed in groups [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jul 21st 2014

Hours fly,
Flowers die,
New days,
New ways,
Pass by.
Love stays.
Henry Van Dyke (from the poem Katrina’s Sun-Dial)

23 Comments CherryPie on Jul 20th 2014

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