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… a walk in pictures

8 Comments CherryPie on Apr 4th 2022

Raby Castle was built in the 14th century by the Nevill family. It was home to Cecily Nevill, mother of two kings of England, it was also the scene of the plotting of the Rising of the North and a Parliamentary stronghold during the Civil War.

Originally moated and accessed via a drawbridge, the Castle was [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Apr 2nd 2022

Eastnor Castle, Eastnor, Herefordshire, is a 19th-century mock castle. Eastnor was built for The 1st Earl Somers, who employed Robert Smirke, who was later to work at the British Museum, as his architect. The castle was built between 1811–1820. Major schemes of interior decoration were carried out by A.W.N. Pugin in 1849–1850. Eastnor remains a private home, and is currently the residence [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Aug 19th 2021

Our destination for the day of our anniversary was Forde Abbey, a place that we had not visited before. Our journey there was quirky – there were many sudden junctions and eroded markings and, for some reason, the SatNav has changed the way it navigates saying bear left/right when the junction is a left/right turn [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jun 24th 2021

12 Comments CherryPie on May 6th 2021

… Mr John Berkeley memorial garden

4 Comments CherryPie on Feb 26th 2021

6 Comments CherryPie on Feb 24th 2021

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