Monday, June 28, 2010Haddon Hall
Last Monday blessed with a glorious weather my friends Jenny Lena and Val went to lovely Derbyshire for the day. We started early leaving Doncaster and called to pick up Roberts mum before we travelled a few miles to Youlgrave. There was a church flower festival and it was also the village well dressing and Youlgrave is one of the best. I will post photo's another day as I want to share our afternoon at Haddon Hall. Unlike Chatsworth house it is much smaller but goes back in time much further. A fortified medieval manor house dating back to the 12 century the home of Lord and Lady Edward Manners who have owned it since 1567. for more info www.haddonhall.co.uk. I love this house because of its age from the worn out steps where people have walked on for century's, wood paneling, very basic kitchens to the grand hall. well worth the visit if you can.The way into the hall, there is now a new stairway, shame.The gardeners cottage with lovely rose growing to the roof.In the gardeners garden the boars head and the peacock just vi sable behind the tall tree in the middle the two symbols of Hadden the Vernons and Maners family.Inside the chapel the paintings can still be seen.
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