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photoblog image Allen Bank,  Grasmere 2/7

Allen Bank, Grasmere 2/7

After 34 years at Crosthwaite Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, one of the founders of the National Trust, retired in 1917 to Grasmere, where he had bought Allan Bank in 1915. He died in 1920, leaving Allan Bank to the Trust. Apart from its literary connections, the house itself is not particularly interesting, but it is in a fascinating situation overlooking Grasmere Water, and has charming park-like land below it, and craggy fell behind. The lady relaxing on the seat (my resident supermodel) will be familiar to many of you of course, and also perhaps to a few more of you after 3rd.September.

Allen Bank, Grasmere 2/7

After 34 years at Crosthwaite Canon Hardwicke Rawnsley, one of the founders of the National Trust, retired in 1917 to Grasmere, where he had bought Allan Bank in 1915. He died in 1920, leaving Allan Bank to the Trust. Apart from its literary connections, the house itself is not particularly interesting, but it is in a fascinating situation overlooking Grasmere Water, and has charming park-like land below it, and craggy fell behind. The lady relaxing on the seat (my resident supermodel) will be familiar to many of you of course, and also perhaps to a few more of you after 3rd.September.

comments (5)

  • Ray
  • Not Germany...
  • 15 May 2018, 03:27
The garden is quite unkempt compared with those you usually show us, Brian.

Maureen seems a little bemused by your fotog antics...were you about to step back into a pond, or something exciting like that?
Brian Walbey: The garden was tidy but not full of flowers etc. I told Maureen to sit quietly rather than pose, I wasn't plannign to do anything exciting at that moment.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 15 May 2018, 07:02
Helloo Maureen!!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 15 May 2018, 07:57
I do like the slightly shabby exterior Brian...and no, I am not talking about Maureen.
Brian Walbey: I will say in all the years I've known Maureen I can never remember her looking shabby, that's why she shines brightly for me against the shabby looking house smile
I think Maureen would improve this garden given half a chance Brian
Brian Walbey: No doubt she would Bill, she bought another load of plants at a garden we went to in the Peak District on Thursday!
I suppose Maureen would be doing just this today after the driving yesterday.
Brian Walbey: Our journey to the Peak District is only about 50 miles, we are lucky to live so near to what is a beautiful area.

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