Archive for the tag 'Staffordshire'

…from Gnosall to Norbury an back

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 4th 2021

It seems a lifetime ago since we took my Father in Law to Middleton Hall for Fathers Day last year. We had lunch in the courtyard coffee shop be exploring the hall and gardens.
The history of the hall spans over 1000 years:
Our history spans over 1,000 years so this means that we have a lot [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 18th 2020

After the weekend storms, bank holiday monday turned out bright and beautiful so we headed of to the Shugborough Estate. It was our first visit since the National Trust had taken over all of the estate after Staffordshire County Council surrendered the lease with the National Trust.

The context of the house and estate are being [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on May 29th 2018

Sugnall Walled Garden has been painstakingly restored by the owners of Sugnall Hall, the Jacques family.
It is now back to its former splendour as a four quadrant, two acre walled garden.
Walled gardens are a uniquely English concept and were built to grow fruit and vegetables; the high walls created a warmer micro-climate, which extended the [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on May 18th 2015

On Sunday morning I awoke to brilliant sunshine, which was welcome as we were planning to visit one of the Shropshire gardens. We headed off to Dorothy Clive Garden in time for lunch. I was well behaved and avoided the temptation of a ‘naughty cake’ and opted for a delicious cherry scone with butter.

I have [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 27th 2015

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he is not the same man.
Heraclitus

18 Comments CherryPie on Aug 10th 2014

The Basra Memorial Wall is a truly poignant monument to the 178 UK service personnel and one Ministry of Defence (MoD) civilian who lost their lives on combat operations in Iraq and also lists members of Coalition Forces who were killed whilst under UK command during six years of conflict.
The original memorial was built in [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 8th 2014

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