brianaw

21 Apr 2013 100 views
 
supporter of
atom rss 1.0 rss 2.0
web browser google del.icio.us digg technorati
| lost password
birth date
cancel
photoblog image Shugborough Miscellany 7/7

Shugborough Miscellany 7/7

Thomas Patrick John Anson, the Fifth Earl of Lichfield. In 1960, Patrick Lichfield, best known by that name in his career as a photographer, inherited Shugborough from his grandfather the Fourth Earl of Lichfield, Thomas Edward Anson. It had been his grandfather’s desire to open the house to the public and a landmark agreement was reached to do just this in 1966. The National Trust took ownership of the property while Staffordshire County Council committed to lease, conserve and maintain the property for 99 years. It is thanks to this lease that the house, utilitarian buildings and gardens are as we see them today. Within the house, Patrick Lichfield had the private apartment created which he leased from the County Council. He also retained use of the island facing the house, on which he created his much-loved oak arboretum. Lord Lichfield continued to use the apartment and play an important role on the estate until his death in 2005. Aspects of Patrick Lichfield's life at Shugborough are celebrated in Shugborough Revisited, which includes the opening of his private apartments for the first time ever to the general public. His son, Thomas, is the current Earl of Lichfield.

 

Shugborough Miscellany 7/7

Thomas Patrick John Anson, the Fifth Earl of Lichfield. In 1960, Patrick Lichfield, best known by that name in his career as a photographer, inherited Shugborough from his grandfather the Fourth Earl of Lichfield, Thomas Edward Anson. It had been his grandfather’s desire to open the house to the public and a landmark agreement was reached to do just this in 1966. The National Trust took ownership of the property while Staffordshire County Council committed to lease, conserve and maintain the property for 99 years. It is thanks to this lease that the house, utilitarian buildings and gardens are as we see them today. Within the house, Patrick Lichfield had the private apartment created which he leased from the County Council. He also retained use of the island facing the house, on which he created his much-loved oak arboretum. Lord Lichfield continued to use the apartment and play an important role on the estate until his death in 2005. Aspects of Patrick Lichfield's life at Shugborough are celebrated in Shugborough Revisited, which includes the opening of his private apartments for the first time ever to the general public. His son, Thomas, is the current Earl of Lichfield.

 

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Apr 2013, 00:35
You do good portrait, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Lol. I wish I could do portraits as well as this guy could Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 21 Apr 2013, 08:27
He certainly took some good images Brian: of course he was well in with the royal family
Brian Walbey: He did indeed Chris, and he was, of course, the Queens cousin apparently, hence the closeness there.
It seems the agreement worked out fine...
Brian Walbey: Indeed Juan, and in one part of the house they have a small display of some of his best known photographs, mainly of top celebrities and musicians of the "60's revolution."
We have him to thank for the beautiful property then.
Brian Walbey: Well not him entirely Mary, it was built by his forefathers but fortunately it seems in the years leading up to his death he made the right arrangements for its upkeep after he had gone. As you've seen the house itself looks less than spectacular from the outside but the inside and the grounds are something else entirely.
He was good, Brian,though I used his developing labs once,and was unimpressed
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed a fine photographer Frank, although I hadn't realised he ran his own darkroom smile
Interesting history thanks Brian. A lovely portrait of a fine portrait.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pauline.
Will we achieve such fame Brian ... or just plod along.

;-)
Brian Walbey: It's the second of those for me I'm afraid Richard, I'll never be in the same league as Doctor Droitwich!!
A very nice tribute to this Gentleman Brian!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
A famous face indeed!
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Tom, and he was only about 66 when he died, comparatively young these days.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Apr 2013, 21:57
7 years since his death; my, time flies. Due a a closure on the M6 yesterday evening, I was forced to go even closer the Shugborough but it was have closed for the day by then. Plus, after a week away, I was keen to get home.

I hope the weather is more favouarble for your trip next month; I had very strong westerly winds for all week apart from Friday and plenty of rain, too. I don't care, though; I have already booked to go back to the same cottage next May smile I love it up there no matter what the weather.
Brian Walbey: You were destined not to visit Shugborough on this trip Alan, a joy to put aside for next year perhaps. Sorry you didn't get the best of weather, we will live in hope. Our son and family are off to Skegness for a week tomorrow, it needs to warm up on that coast a bit!!
Great shot Brian - most interesting info!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth.

Leave a comment

must fill in
[stop comment form]
show
for this photo I'm in a any and all comments icon ShMood©
camera Olympus E-450
exposure mode program mode
shutterspeed 1/30s
aperture f/4.2
sensitivity ISO800
focal length 24.0mm
Coming Up In 2020 -  1 of ..........Coming Up In 202...
Sawley MarinaSawley Marina
Shugborough Miscellany 6/7Shugborough Misc...

Warning