Aug 10 2016

Visit to Scotland August 2016

Last week we visited Caryl’s cousin Sandra in Scotland. Here are some photos taken on the trip. The first pictures are around Coulter, Lanarkshire. Later in the week we went to Edinburgh and met Sandra’s daughter Katy and her son Samuel. The last set of photos are of the falls at New Lanark.

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Jun 27 2016

Standen

We went to Standen, Sussex (http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/standen-house-and-garden ) yesterday as we couldn’t make the start of the scheduled ramble. Some of the volunteers were dressed in typical costumes of the time (Arts and Crafts) relating to Standen House. There has been a lot of work since our last visit and some parts I didn’t recognise. Here are some photos :

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May 08 2016

Chastleton House, Oxfordshire

We went to Great Rollright this morning to check the venue for the Baughen etc. family gathering on 23rd July. Afterwards we visited Chastleton House, Oxfordshire (now run by the National Trust). Here are some photos of this Jacobian house. [http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chastleton-house]

 

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Apr 30 2016

Leith Hill House, Surrey

We went to Leith Hill House, Surrey (National Trust) today. This is the former home of Ralph Vaughan Williams, the composer. It is now undergoing some major repairs and is far from the best of conditions. The following shows some photos from the house and grounds around. The bluebells are still out and some rhododendrons are out. The views of the surrounding countryside are stunning.

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