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This would have been the communal living space when it was built in the 14th century. Both family and servants would have eaten and slept here. By the beginning of the 15th century however, the family would have begun to eat in the privacy of the Great Chamber and spend their leisure time in the [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 10th 2018

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Haddon Hall

Haddon Hall is an English country house on the River Wye near Bakewell, Derbyshire, one of the seats of the Duke of Rutland. It is currently occupied by Lord Edward Manners (brother of the current Duke) and his family. In form a medieval manor house, it has been described as “the most complete and most interesting house of [its] period”.[1] The [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Aug 8th 2018

For what is the worth of life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by records of history.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

2 Comments CherryPie on May 20th 2018

Hodnet Hall  Gardens are open every sunday during their open season but only on three weekdays during the season. I planned to visit the gardens today if the weather was favourable. The weather had changed from the lovely sunny weather we have experienced in recent days to overcast and cloudy.
The  visit was looking promising but [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on May 16th 2018

You might recall that I used to make an annual trip to London that was organised by one of my former work colleagues. Sadly last year’s trip was the final one but another excuse to travel to London at the same time of year arose. We were meeting up for an evening meal with family [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Nov 20th 2017

…the walled garden in pictures

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 28th 2017

… on a autumn day

Today was the first time that I have had an opportunity to take my new car out for a leisurely drive. I decided to go to Attingham Park after lunch and perhaps indulge in an afternoon ‘naughty cake’ delight whilst I was there.

I took my small camera with me thinking that [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 27th 2017

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