About Us

My photo
In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Museum of childhood and travellers take over the car park!

We dont stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) 

Saturday 6th

A last minute change of mind. Not Kedlestone Hall as mentioned yesterday but Sudbury Museum of Childhood. What a glorious day for the visit. Hoped it would be nice if last nights sunset had anything to go by.

Arriving at the Hall the cars were being directed onto the lawns. Most unusual we thought and asked one of the car park attendants if something special was going on today. Turns out the official car park had been taken over by 50 or so travellers. To read the story click here

Being some of the first to arrive I managed a couple of photos before the arriving cars spoilt the view, but how frustrating for the NT. "Wasn't the car park locked" I asked. "It's always locked at night" said he 'but they started to arrived during the late afternoon even with cars still parked". There was nothing they could do to stop them.

The museum didn't open until 11am and the Hall at 1pm so it was grab a cup of tea while we waited.Very impressed once we got inside bringing back loads of memories of toys played with when we were kids and those of our children's .

Typical 60/70's bedroom

I loved the Brownies. A Pixie that was me. Not a fan of the Guides and left after a few weeks.

 Star Wars Millennium Falcon

Munched our packed lunch sitting in the fabulous formal garden and then it was off to view the Hall. Pretty impressive although some of the rooms had been altered for the filming of the Pemberley scenes in the BBC dramatisation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. It was also leased for three years from 1840 by Queen Adelaide, the widow of William 1V and the room, now the Red bedroom, where she slept was actually where George Vernons greeted his guests. 

This tells the story of Adam and Eve

And seen in the gardens.


common Lacewing

No comments:

Blog Archive