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Jul 20th, 2014, 02:17 PM
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Eleanor's Pages

I have started a web site covering churches, gardens, castles and stately homes we have visited over the last few years. The first 60+ pages are on the web here:
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor

There are still another 400 or so to add which I'll be writing over the next few months. Let me know if you have any problems with links not working or pictures not loading.
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Jul 20th, 2014, 02:23 PM
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Great photos and lots of hard work to put this together. You have been busy traveling!
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Jul 20th, 2014, 03:14 PM
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This is really lovely. Thanks for putting it together!

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Jul 21st, 2014, 03:23 AM
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Thank you for those kind comments.

I was aware that we had a lot of pictures from days out and short breaks around the UK which didn't feature on Michael's web site. It seems a shame not to share them with others, hence my web site.
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Jul 21st, 2014, 04:15 AM
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Thank you, I am really enjoying this. We are going toNorth Wales in September, our third trip there.
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Jul 21st, 2014, 01:10 PM
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I'm glad you are enjoying it Saraho. Lucky you - where are you going in North Wales?
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Aug 11th, 2014, 01:47 AM
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The Scottish pages are now complete with Churches, Gardens, Ruined Castles and Stately Homes.

If you find they don't load, try refreshing the page in case it is cached.

Staffordshire has been added to the West Midlands Index under English Churches - this includes Lichfield Cathedral.
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Sep 15th, 2014, 07:59 AM
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The Cotswold Churches are now on the web. This includes some of the great wool churches as well as many less well known churches.
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Sep 15th, 2014, 10:00 AM
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I should perhaps have added the link to the Cotswolds Index which is here:
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/church...lds/index.html
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Sep 16th, 2014, 04:21 PM
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Thanks for posting this. Nice job
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Sep 17th, 2014, 08:36 AM
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Thank you. I'm now working on Suffolk churches which are as grand as the Cotswold wool churches. I'll put up the link when I've finished them - only 32 this time!
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Suffolk churches are now on the web and can be found here:
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/church...olk/index.html
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Nov 22nd, 2014, 09:59 AM
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Thanks for the photos especially about British Isles. We've been there twice, also Ireland and other places...most recently Spain & Portugal which I'm writing up now. As we age not sure about future trips but UK would be one maybe. Retired clergyman for 22 years.
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Nov 23rd, 2014, 01:04 AM
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Thank you for those kind comments Ozarksbill. You may also enjoy Northumbria churches which are on the web now:
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/church...rth/index.html
Ths includes places like Durham Cathedral and Hexham Abbey as well as many of the smaller churches. This was the centre of Christianity in the C7th and many of the churches have Saxon work.

English ruined castles is ready but I've having problems uploading them. For some reason the computer keeps telling me the information isn't there. It is!
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Nov 24th, 2014, 02:37 AM
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I've cracked the problem with uploading English ruined castles and they are now here:
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/castle...and/index.html

I must now settle dowm to Stately homes and gardens....
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Nov 24th, 2014, 11:53 AM
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I was so pleased to see the Saxon church at Escomb. I wanted to visit it this past summer when we were in Durham, but I changed the plan, because my husband had seen quite enough Saxon history by that time. Instead we visited Crook Hall and Garden. I don't know if that's considered a stately home, but it does have a lovely garden.
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Crook Hall is on my list of places to visit but unfortunately we've never been in Durham when it has been open.
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Latest additions are Bolsover Castle
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/castle...ver/index.html
This is the splendid castle seen on the skyline when travelling on the M1. It looks Norman but in fact is a C16/17th rich man’s extravagance. It was designed as a status symbol and to impress. Charles I and Henrietta were entertained here in 1632 as an attempt by William Cavendish to ingratiate himself in Royal favour and patronage.

William was a very keen horseman and practised the art of menage. He built a Riding School to to train his horses. This is one of the finest examples of an indoor riding school in the country. No expense was spared in the decoration of the Little Castle (the mock Norman keep) and English Heritage have restored the Pillar Room and Star Chamber to their former glory.

This part of Derbyshire is good for visiting as there are several other impressive stately homes close by.Hardwick Hall, home of Bess of Hardwick is just down the road. Chatsworth House, the home of the Dukes of Devonshire is possibly one of the most magnificent stately homes in the country. A bit further is the delightful Haddon Hall, an unspoilt medieval fortified manor house.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/statel...don/index.html


There are also pictures of Hodsock Priory Gardens in Nottinghamshire which are only open in Februaury for the snowdrops
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/garden...ock/index.html
and Normanby Hall Country Park in North Lincolnshire. This has a working Victorian walled garden and a deer park. The house and the museum of farming are only open in the summer months.
http://wasleys.org.uk/eleanor/garden...nby/index.html
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