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Friday, November 14, 2014

Croome

Given the forecast for today was good we decided to go to Croome. When I wandered down for breakfast it was hammering down but it had stopped as I left the hotel it had stopped and en route the sun came out!!

Not your normal National Trust welcome?



Croome was a secret air field in WWII.

The park was given to the trust in the 90's and the house in owned by the Croome House Trust. On my last visit it was on a ridiculously short 10 year lease to the National Trust but I'm told this is now 999 years. The house has had a chequered history in the 20th century and it is undergoing a massive refurb.

The park is being restored to Capability Brown's design and it has matured since I last visited.
































The church (St Mary Magdalene) is in the care of the excellent Churches Conservation Trust.










Lunch (in 1940's style NAAFI) was Vegetable soup (nice) and a Fruit Scone - this was nice but it had an odd consistency,,,



















Views from the top of the scaffold







As the scaffolds are up there are some fun art covering it up.





















And a nice cheese scone to finish again odd consistency.


Also need to add there were lots of Fieldfare and Redwings! Lovely to hear so much birdsong. Pity about the sound of the M5

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