Thursday, 28 April 2016

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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Hidcote Manor Garden


Hidcote Manor Garden is a National Trust property near Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire. It is famous for its variety of hedged gardens and although the house is not open to the public there are displays, a shop and tea rooms.

For photos of Hidcote Manor Garden click here



Sunday, 21 July 2013

Snowshill Manor


Snowshill Manor in the village of Snowshill dates back to the times of the Abbey and the old land and property was confiscated by Henry VIII with the dissolution of the monasteries. 


Snowshill Manor was gifted to the National Trust by Charles Paget Wade who had restored the property and turned the main manor house into a home for his vast collection of objects. Known locally as an eccentric he started his collection at the age of 7 and it know fills the entire manor house. 


The actual manor house that now stands in the grounds dates back to the 16th century. The outbuildings and particular a small cottage are where Charles Paget Wade lived until 1951 when he gifted the property to the nation. 

For more photos of Snowshill Manor click here




Saturday, 6 July 2013

Smethwick Fire


The photo above shows smoke from the recent fire in Smethwick which was thought to have been caused by a Chinese Lantern landing on open bales of plastic awaiting onward transmission for recycling. Smoke from the fire had risen upwards to 4,000 feet. It took nearly 200 Fire Officers to finally put out the blaze.






Crickley Hill Country Park


Come off at Junction 11a of the M5 Motorway and head towards Cirencester. The dual carriageway takes you to an island and a well known local pub the Air Balloon. Head towards Cirencester and the Country Park is signposted about a mile ahead on your right.


Crickley Hill is a beautiful country park with some spectacular views over the Severn Vale. The park is managed by the National Trust and Gloucestershire County Council.


Saturday, 13 October 2012

Waterfront, Dudley


The Waterfront at Dudley is an extension of the Merry Hill Shopping complex but not build for shopping. It is mainly office buildings which house the Inland Revenue and companies like Virgin Media. The business park is also home to a Copthorne Hotel.

The Dudley No.1 Canal passes straight through the Waterfront site which also has a number of restaurants and pubs as well as a marina.

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Shugborough Estate


Shugborough Estate is situated in Great Haywood just 4 miles from Stafford. It used to be owned by the Bishops of Lichfield but after the Dissolution of the Monasteries it was purchased by the Anson family and remained with them until it was gifted to the National Trust in 1960.

Today visitors can walk through the 900 acres of parkland and riverside gardens and see the magnificent mansion house with its working servants quarters and farm. For families with young children there is also a train ride, play park and restauratn and tea room facilities as well as a gift shop and craft workshops.

Click here to see photos of the Shugborough Estate