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Day Out With Brenda 
9th-Dec-2018 04:57 pm
With James - Christmas
I did say I had met up with Brenda, yesterday ... and managed to avoid the rain.  We went to Dyrham Park, near Bath.

They had the upstairs closed for maintenance, but the ground floor was interesting as it was decorated for a 17th century Christmas ... the man who had the house built was a Dutch nobleman, and a friend of William of Orange.


This bed was made for King William III to sleep in, but in the end he never visited  (It cost £1,000 in 1700)
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A leather hung room
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One of the ceilings (looking up the staircase)
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We walked out into part of the village, as you can see
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There were some lovely tombs in the Church - 16th century ....
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... and 15th century
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We both decorated the garden, to ward off "The Lord of Misrule" ... here is Brenda, with her ribbon
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Stables, which only stopped being used last year
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Yes, we did walk up the hill to see the view
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While there we also went to a Carol concert in the Church, which made the trip even more special.
Comments 
9th-Dec-2018 05:23 pm (UTC)
Awesome pix! Wish I could see it in person.
13th-Dec-2018 02:38 pm (UTC)
Great photos, as usual. I haven't been in Europe for almost thirty years now. (We spend all of our vacation time in Colorado.) However, when we went to the U.K., we loved visiting these beautiful manors.
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