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On the Sunday before Christmas, the day before Christmas Eve we had an excursion to Chirk Castle with one of Mr C’s friends. Before we set off on our excursion we briefly called in on someone else to exchange presents in time for Christmas.
Chirk Castle had a fun theme for their Christmas display “Christmas of [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Jan 1st 2019

4 Comments CherryPie on Dec 29th 2018

The Bronze Nymphs dotted around Chirk Castle are the work of Andrea Carlo Lucchesi.

4 Comments CherryPie on Aug 18th 2013

Filed under Art, Out & About

Hercules

And… There’s always one!!!

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 17th 2013

Detail from the Statue of Hercules at Chirk Castle:
This lead statue of Hercules was commissioned in the 1720’s by Robert Myddelton, and stood outside the main entrance to the Castle with a companion figure of Mars. In June 1770 it was removed to an outlying wood in the park, whence it was rescued in 1983 [...]

20 Comments CherryPie on Aug 16th 2013

The world, harmoniously confused,
Where order in variety we see,
And where, tho’ all things differ,
All agree.
Alexander Pope (1688 – 1744)

14 Comments CherryPie on Jun 2nd 2013

…(for now).
The first photograph shows the view from the bottom of the slope where I showed you the bluebells a few days ago.  Right in the middle of the photo is the Cadbury factory, it looks rather a blot on the landscape.  But I am sure the local community are happy to have it there [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on May 19th 2010

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