Archive for the tag 'Day Trip'

The Elan Valley is a place of childhood memories. As a family we visited often at the end of the school  holidays just as the trees were turning to shades of autumn. It has been on our wish list (Mr C and I) as a place to visit for over 20 years. On the occasion [...]

24 Comments CherryPie on Sep 11th 2018

… from my previous post

I revealed the first of those photographs as Pitchford Hall.

My next blog post will reveal the second location from that post. The photo above is a  second teaser to the second location…

I have just returned from a weekend mini break, meeting up with photographer friends, old and new
I have [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Sep 4th 2018

The 17th century tapestries which hand in the Great Chamber are either Flemish or French in origin. The tapestries are all that remain from the Great Chamber of a much larger collection that had remained in the hall for 200 years whilst the hall was unoccupied. The 9th Duke removed the tapestries from the hall [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Aug 16th 2018

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 [...]

20 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

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