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Inspired by the wartime story of Sadako Sasaki, Attingham park decorated their Picture Gallery tree this year with origami cranes to symbolise peace and hope.

In Japanese folklore, cranes have a special significance and are said to live for 1,000 years. A legend promises that anybody who fold 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish.
Sadako [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 22nd 2017

The 1940s was a decade of much change for the Berwick’s of Attingham, and also in the outside world with the ongoing impact of World War II until 1945, and in the years after.

The Christmases of the 1940s, celebrated at Attingham were not opulent. The impact of World War II nationally and locally in this [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 20th 2017

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12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 26th 2016

When I awoke on Christmas morning I was treated to a beautiful sunrise glowing through one of our bedroom windows. I tried to photograph the sunrise through the bedroom window but the sun was so bright that it caused too many reflections on the glass. I did however manage to capture the sunny glow through [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Dec 25th 2016

In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
John 1:4

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 24th 2016

Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.
Edwin Louis Cole

2 Comments CherryPie on Dec 23rd 2016

The Angel that presided o’er my birth
Said, “Little creature, form’d of Joy and Mirth,
“Go love without the help of any Thing on Earth.”
William Blake

2 Comments CherryPie on Jan 10th 2016

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