Category Archives: National Trust

Saturday Snapshots: Wallington

Wallington is now owned by the National Trust but was for generations the home of the Blackett and Trevelyan families. It’s in the village of Cambo, Northumberland, to the west of Morpeth, approached down a series of country lanes. We visited … Continue reading

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Saturday Snapshot: Cragside Again

Following on from last Saturday’s snapshots of Cragside here are a few more photos. There were many other visitors when we were there and it was difficult sometimes to get a good photo and I had to be quick before … Continue reading

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Saturday Snapshot

My photos this week are a few of Cragside in Northumberland, now owned by the National Trust. It was built in 1863, with further extensions over the next 15 or so years, by William Armstrong, who later became Lord Armstrong. … Continue reading

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ABC Wednesday: P is for …

… Peter Rabbit and Beatrix Potter Peter Rabbit first made his appearance in 1902 in Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Peter was a very naughty rabbit, who disobeyed his mother, despite being told the terrible fate of his … Continue reading

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Saturday Snapshots – Castles

This is Bamburgh Castle, off the coast of Northumberland south of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and on Monday when we went to  the Island, it was clearly visible on the horizon. The sea was shimmering in the sunshine. I … Continue reading

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Glimpses of Edward Gibbon at Sheffield Place (Sheffield Park Garden, East Sussex)

Each day during this last week I’ve been reading one of Virginia Woolf’s essays from the collection in The Death of the Moth and Other Essays. Each one has provided some fascinating glimpses into the lives of a number of … Continue reading

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"Cranford" – the location of Lady Ludlow’s House

Very often when I’m watching TV I wonder where the filming took place – the scenery and the buildings can look so familiar and yet usually I can’t place them. In the case of Lady Ludlow’s house in “Cranford” I … Continue reading

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Cross Stitch – Little Moreton Hall, Cheshire

For a change this post is not about books. I like to do cross-stitching, but one of its disadvantages is that I cannot read and stitch at the same time. Other difficulties are that I cannot do it in the … Continue reading

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Claydon House

It was a beautiful sunny afternoon on Wednesday this week when my husband and I visited Claydon House in the north-west of Buckinghamshire. The National Trust doesn’t allow you to take photographs inside the house, so my photos are just … Continue reading

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TV dramatisation of Cranford by Mrs Gaskell

Coming up on the BBC this autumn is Cranford by Mrs Gaskell, starring Dame Judi Dench and a whole host of stars, including Dame Eileen Atkins, Julia McKenzie, Barbara Flynn, Julia Sawalha and Imelda Staunton. Set in the fictional town … Continue reading

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