Archive for the tag 'National Trust'

10 Comments CherryPie on Feb 14th 2018

Inspired by the wartime story of Sadako Sasaki, Attingham park decorated their Picture Gallery tree this year with origami cranes to symbolise peace and hope.

In Japanese folklore, cranes have a special significance and are said to live for 1,000 years. A legend promises that anybody who fold 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish.
Sadako [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 22nd 2017

The 1940s was a decade of much change for the Berwick’s of Attingham, and also in the outside world with the ongoing impact of World War II until 1945, and in the years after.

The Christmases of the 1940s, celebrated at Attingham were not opulent. The impact of World War II nationally and locally in this [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Dec 20th 2017

Today, I lunched at Attingham Park with a friend. It is the perfect time of year to visit, the ground floor of the house is decked out for a 1940’s Christmas. After lunch and a tour of the house we walked to the walled garden. Located in the walled garden is the Bothy, I took [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 19th 2017

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

12 Comments CherryPie on Oct 1st 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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