Archive for the tag 'Winterbourne House and Gardens'

Yin and Yang are not in competition or conflict to each other, but are complements of each other. Balance is not a state but a process. The Tao is a process, a dynamic condition of balance.
Ray Grigg

2 Comments CherryPie on Aug 6th 2023

I found the GKN collection especially interesting due to my dealings with GKN and other related Defence industries during my working life.

Winterbourne has strong links with Guest, Keen & Nettlefold (GKN) through John Sutton Nettlefold, whose grandfather founded Nettlefolds in the 1820s.  John himself worked for the family firm at the start of his career, [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Aug 3rd 2023

Winterbourne is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century suburban villa and garden. The house was built in 1903 for John and Margaret Nettlefold, of Guest, Keen & Nettlefold.
Nettlefold was a pioneer of town planning who carried the ideas seen in his own home to the less wealthy areas of the city.
Originally designed [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 2nd 2023

The rain cools the air, calms the soul and replenishes life
Mike Dolan

6 Comments CherryPie on Jul 30th 2023