Category: General

Dec 12 2017

St Lucia holiday

We’ve just returned from our (3rd) holiday in St Lucia. A selection of photos can be found at https://adobe.ly/2iSSGpU

Nov 05 2017

Winkworth Arboretum revisited

Today we went back to Winkworth Arboretum (https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/winkworth-arboretum). Here are some photos from the visit https://adobe.ly/2zy8f0q . It may be autumn but there are some flowers out.

Sep 27 2017

Another Norfolk visit

Last weekend we made another visit to Norfolk in our campervan. On the Friday we visited Sheringham Park (National Trust -https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheringham-park) . We returned to Sheringham on Sunday and went on the North Norfolk Railway between Sheringham and Holt. (Recommendation : it is a lot cheaper to park at Holt Station than Sheringham). We thought that the Bure Railway was better than this one. Some photos from both days can be found at the following link:

Sheringham https://adobe.ly/2yGGL55 

On Saturday we met up with an old school friend, Glen, and his wife Jenny, at Sandringham. I hadn’t seen them since about 1980 and therefore we had a lot to catch up on. We had a great day out. Some photos from this visit can be found at (no photos can be taken in the main house)

Sandringham https://adobe.ly/2wTfWgP

We returned to Reigate on Monday. We stopped on the way back at Audley End in Suffolk. A few photos can be found at (again there were restrictions on photography in the house)

Audley End https://adobe.ly/2yGtDgf

 

Sep 11 2017

Royal Holloway College

Yesterday in the UK was part of Open Heritage Days. Various places which may not be open to the public normally are opened up. We took the opportunity to see the Royal Holloway College near Egham. This college is part of the University of London. It was opened in 1886 and up until about 1965 it was Female only. Therefore it was one of the first to open for ladies. In those days you had to have money and in fact many of the students had servants. Mind you, in the first year there were only 28 students (Oxford had 30).

Photos from the visit can be found at https://adobe.ly/2gWWoxd

Of particular interest to Baughans is the fact that Blanche Emily Baughan was a student in the 2nd year it was opened. She became well known as a poet and authoress and emigrated to New Zealand. She wrote a number of travel guides/books, was a mountaineer and was a Prison Reformer. I’ve included photos of the college register with her entry.