Archive for the tag 'Dunham Massey'

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Joseph Addison

13 Comments CherryPie on Mar 1st 2015

Between April 1917 and January 1919, the Stamford Military Hospital provided a Sanctuary from the Trenches for soldiers injured during the First World War. As a reflection upon the 282 soldiers that passed through the hospital during this period, the structure comprises 282 individually cast concrete cubes.
Save for one nameless soldier, each cube features a [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 28th 2015

This sundial is in the style of one commissioned by William III. It represents Africa, one of the four continents known at the time. The figure depicts a Moor, not a slave, and he has knelt here since before 1750.*

*Information from a signboard next to the statue.

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 27th 2015

The present Hall was initially built in 1616 by Sir George Booth, who received one of the first baronetcies to be created by James I in 1611; it was later remodelled by John Norris for his descendant, George, 2nd Earl of Warrington between 1732 and 1740; it was further altered by John Hope towards the end of the 18th century [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 26th 2015

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 25th 2015

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

10 Comments CherryPie on Jul 6th 2014

The weather has been glorious the past few days, so yesterday we took advantage of a sunny Sunday and went out for the day. We chose to visit Dunham Massey, a place we have not been before. As part of the WWI centenary commemorations some of the rooms are currently transformed back to how they [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jun 23rd 2014

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