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Staunton Harold 2/10

Taking up the story from yesterday the Shirley family parcelled up and sold the Staunton Harold estate in 1954. The house was saved from demolition by Group Captain Lord Cheshire V.C to become one of his homes for the incurably sick, then, later become a Sue Ryder home. Now the house is the private residence of the Blunt family.

 

Two beautiful lakes are situated in the grounds of the estate and this one, Church Pool, is immediately in front of the house, whilst out of picture to the left is another which runs into the Severn Trent Water Staunton Harold Reservoir I believe.

Staunton Harold 2/10

Taking up the story from yesterday the Shirley family parcelled up and sold the Staunton Harold estate in 1954. The house was saved from demolition by Group Captain Lord Cheshire V.C to become one of his homes for the incurably sick, then, later become a Sue Ryder home. Now the house is the private residence of the Blunt family.

 

Two beautiful lakes are situated in the grounds of the estate and this one, Church Pool, is immediately in front of the house, whilst out of picture to the left is another which runs into the Severn Trent Water Staunton Harold Reservoir I believe.

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Dec 2011, 00:39
This is a very fine pic, made even better by the presence of that large black tree. Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a nice place to sit on a fine day Ray.
nice and roundly composition
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chantal.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Dec 2011, 07:37
Understandably those Swans are eyeing up the people on the seat as a source of extra food!
Brian Walbey: NO doubt they are Chris, I seem to remember the people were more interested in "snuggling up" together though.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Dec 2011, 08:15
The people make this for me; lovely! Nicely framed with the tree, too.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Alan.
A pleasant way to pass some time watching the swans. Nice peaceful scene Brian
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a nice place to be away from the weekends when it heaves with families.
Ah! ... the simple pleasurable things in life.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Richard, I seem to remember they were enjoying "snuggling up" to each other. smile
A wonderful and peaceful scene Brian! A lovely picture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
Love the sky, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it was quite a good sky all afternoon Tom.
Such a peaceful setting, Brian; a lovely way to pass some time, enjoying the scene from the comfort of a well placed bench.
Brian Walbey: Yes it is a nice place to be Beverly, although it gets very busy at weekends.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Dec 2011, 14:53
Pic of the day for me Brian - another idllyic setting, a beautiful tree and a fine composition.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Fred, it is a lovely spot to spend some quiet time, but not at weekends when families arrive.
Thi is a very nice picture and a very nice place.
Perfect colors and composition one more time, good job Brian!
Un saludo.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Eduardo, thanks for your comment.
These lands are very lucky not only having a great photographer but a historian to relate wonderful accounts for future generations to come, if any. Your work is highly appreciated Brian.
Brian Walbey: Your very kind Juan, thanks for your lovely comment.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Dec 2011, 18:59
Oh, I see the cedar again and one of the benches I would like to occupy. Look at the bright-blue, cloudy sky! -I could imagine to be in Italy- there seems to be a mediterranean flair around Staunton Harold.
Brian Walbey: This was a lovely afternoon Philine, and not too many people about, just right to enjoy the place.
I'm so happy they have benches there for people to enjoy looking over this peaceful view!
Brian Walbey: Yes at least this part of the estate is not closed off by the owners of the house.
You moved around the pond and captured the scene closer to the people on the bench Brian.... i love the beautiful massive tree on the right... what kind of tree is it....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Yes this is a nice spot down by the water. I believe the tree is some sort of Cyprus, at least that is the type that several people have mentioned, but don't quote me on that Peter smile Addendum: Chris now says the tree is a Cedar, I consider myself corrected smile
The couple make this!!
Nice job!
See you in 2012!~
Brian Walbey: Thanks Rob.

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