Archive for the tag 'Winston Churchill'

Blenheim Palace was built in the early 18th Century to celebrate the victory over the French in the War of the Spanish Succession.
In particular, it was built as a gift to the 1st Duke of Marlborough, John Churchill, the military commander who led the Allied forces in the Battle of Blenheim on 13th August 1704. [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Jun 2nd 2015

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18 Comments CherryPie on Apr 13th 2012

This is another theme I struggled with.  I haven’t got any photos of schools or school days and even my photos of fish aren’t quite right because some of the fish are pointing in the wrong direction.  But I shall share this one with you, which is the best I have to hand.
From Wiki:

In biology, [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Sep 17th 2010

The Old Kitchen Garden used to supply Chartwell and during the war years No. 10 with fresh vegetables. The garden is surrounded by a sturdy red brick wall, which was laid by Churchill’s own fair hand:
He took justifiable pride in his skill and speed as a bricklayer: 90 bricks an hour was not uncommon. [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Nov 10th 2009

I was quite surprised this morning when I drew back the curtains, it was a perfect November morning.  I love these foggy mornings  and the autumnal colours;  we just don’t seem to get very many of them these days.  It is difficult to imagine today, that just 4 weeks ago when I visited Kent for [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Nov 9th 2009