Well joined up with Trish to look for dragonflies but the weather was against us!
So we went to Chiswick House. Trish was driving and she was overtaken by a bike. Chiswick seems tucked away as if forgotten but it was a key part of the 18th century Palladium revival. Oddly it isn't a house it was built next to an earlier Jacobean House (now gone) and was a showpiece for Lord Burlington's art collection. The ground floor is spartan the first floor glorious!! I hope the London Borough of Hounslow (who care for the grounds) can give the house the setting it deserves.
So some photos AFTER Trish had gone back for her spare battery!!
And so to find the principal object of the afternoon which we did. It was lunchtime and on arrival there was a pub opposite so.......
Anyway 689 St Mary Langley Marish.
Trish asked if there was anything special about the church and I off handedly mentioned the Kedermister Pew
Oh yes that "pew"
Oh and the library attached.
The bell tower was open as well.
A copy of a recipe from Lady Kedimisters Parmacopoulim
VERY enjoyable day with good company.