Tag Archives: National Trust

Picking up the detail

Visiting several National Trust properties recently it was clear things differ significantly today compared to twenty years ago. Then people walked through rooms following a guidebook purchased on arrival, kept away from the objects of interest by heavy red ropes … Continue reading

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Never go back

They say you should never go back to places you have loved. Meeting up with old friends recently this was a subject we discussed at length and we agreed that childhood memories often proved very different to reality when places … Continue reading

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Shedding new light…

Last weekend I visited Laycock Abbey. An unusual time of year for a visit to a National Trust property and normally the attraction would b the glorious displays of snowdrops amongst the trees. This year, besides the snowdrops and of … Continue reading

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Examining our Heritage

For a number of years now we have visited a wide variety of buildings and locations during the Heritage Open Days in England. Besides many English Heritage and National Trust properties offering free entry a number of other places, often … Continue reading

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Nuffield Place

Nuffield Place near Henley on Thames, former home of Lord Nuffield the founder of Morris Motors, was opened to the public by the National Trust last year. We didn’t get to see it in its first season, partly because you … Continue reading

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The art of folding

If you have ever been to a restaurant where the linen napkins have been so elaborately folded you felt uncomfortable deploying them for their intended task the display at Waddesdon Manor over the half term holiday would have really put … Continue reading

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A-Z Blog Challenge 2013 I is for Industrial Heritage

  Fifty years ago anyone visiting a heritage site would expect to find a stately home, a castle or some ecclesiastical building, often in ruins. Today many heritage sites are those of our industrial past and often not that far … Continue reading

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