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For two days, in September 1651, the destiny of Britain was decided within the walls of Moseley Old Hall.

In January 1649 Charles I had been executed in Whitehall, the monarchy had been abolished and the country declared a Commonwealth. The hopes of the Royalist Cause now rested on the shoulders of his eighteen-year-old son, Charles [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 12th 2017

A signboard next to these carefully crafted and decorated wooden objects informs that they are a pair of commodes:

The name is taken from the French word for a chest of drawers. They were introduced during the reign of King Louis XIV (1638-1715) and the style was adopted in the mid-1700s when French fashions became popular [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 7th 2017

After Croome Court passed out of the hands of the Coventry family it had several owners each leaving their mark as can be seen in different rooms around the house.

In 1921 the 9th Earl set up the Croome Estate Trust, in order to ensure that the 15,000 acre estate would be preserved. However, in 1939, [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 5th 2017

Within the Church of St Mary Magdalene shrubbery, the ice house that served Croome Court can be found. The ice house became overgrown and filled with rubble when it ceased to be used in 1915.

The thatched roof was partly a decorative touch to make the building blend in with its surroundings but it also fulfilled [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Aug 3rd 2017

Cheerfulness is the very flower of health.
Japanese Proverb

7 Comments CherryPie on Jul 30th 2017

At breakfast we were served with the first proper cup of tea of the weekend. Two individual pots of tea that were brewed to perfection.
Rain was forecast for the day so we headed of to Croome Court, a National Trust property. As we are National Trust members, entrance was free so it didn’t matter if [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 17th 2017

John 1:14
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 8th 2017

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