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Beaumanor Hall #2

I set out a brief history of Beaumanor Hall near Loughborough, Leicestershire yesterday and it was to here that Maureen took me for lunch on my birthday in July. and being owned by Leicestershire County Council general access at any time is not available so we took the opportunity to walk round the gardens after we’d eaten and I took a few pictures on my little Fujifilm Finepix JX320 camera (not the best of buys!). As you can see it quite a stylish house and is very nice inside although sadly my shots from there didn’t come out at all well. The hall is now owned by Leicestershire County Council as a training centre, conference centre and residential facility for young people.

Beaumanor Hall #2

I set out a brief history of Beaumanor Hall near Loughborough, Leicestershire yesterday and it was to here that Maureen took me for lunch on my birthday in July. and being owned by Leicestershire County Council general access at any time is not available so we took the opportunity to walk round the gardens after we’d eaten and I took a few pictures on my little Fujifilm Finepix JX320 camera (not the best of buys!). As you can see it quite a stylish house and is very nice inside although sadly my shots from there didn’t come out at all well. The hall is now owned by Leicestershire County Council as a training centre, conference centre and residential facility for young people.

comments (15)

This is a wonderful composition Brian... it's not the camera that makes the shot... it's the eye behind the lens....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks peter, I agree with the old saying you quote but one still needs a half-decent camera to start off with.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Nov 2013, 03:30
Is that car one of the late model Fiat 850's, Brian?
Brian Walbey: Car, what car?
It is very handsome architecture - and I like your shot!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Elizabeth, it is a fine building and it seems Richard Trim attended several courses there when he was teaching.
a fine day to capture the front of this place and the results are quite pleasant Brian, i feel.
Brian Walbey: It was a lovely day Ayush, it is a fine building.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 26 Nov 2013, 07:55
very English with all the chimneys -and a well cared for garden!
Brian Walbey: Yes a fine building, and well looked after grounds. I seem to remember, a long time ago, before you joined here on SC., I posted another shot of this place and GHinnie was enthralled by those chimneys, her type of thing.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Nov 2013, 08:47
The brick is a fine deep red and the lawns very well tended Brian
Brian Walbey: It's altogether a very nice place Chris, shame the general public can't go there on a day to day basis. It appears Lord Trim attended several teaching courses here during his working life.
It is a handsome building. Sorry that your little Fuji has proved disappointing. I find mine very handy for photographing Lions events and the results aren't bad.
Brian Walbey: It's altogether a very nice place Bill, shame the general public can't go there on a day to day basis. It appears Lord Trim attended several teaching courses here during his working life. To be honest the lens on this model is crap, it's hopeless indoors, even with the flash, and it really needs bright sunshine outside to do any good, I'm quite disappointed, and I can't take it back, I bought it from Jessops!
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun first rises in England
  • 26 Nov 2013, 09:32
Blimey I have spent a few days in that place on courses run by the education authority trying to make me in to a half decent teacher.
Brian Walbey: I'm sure you were a very good teacher Richard, and you at least know what a pleasant house and grounds this place is.
A lovely photo of a great looking building, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Pauline.
lovely colours...blue clouds, green grass, everything
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much.
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 26 Nov 2013, 16:54
I can just see comrade Trim sneaking out during breaks with his mug of coffee Brian.
Brian Walbey: Indeed so can I Chad.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 26 Nov 2013, 16:56
Good that it is being used for the benefit of the local people
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Lisl, although it is not open to the general public except on special occasions.
A Victorian house one would imagine, looks like a good day, hope the lunch matched the surroundings.
Brian Walbey: It was a nice birthday John, and the lunch was excellent.
What a beautiful architecture Brian! Fine capture.
Brian Walbey: Yes quite attractive, isn't it, and what we saw of the inside is quite nice, there is a magnificent staircase.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 26 Nov 2013, 22:58
Looks very grand; must suitable for your lunch. Sorry to hear about your camera; did you check any reviews before you bought it?
Brian Walbey: It was a nice place to enjoy an excellent lunch Alan. I did check some reviews of the camera, they were generally mixed, you know how it is, so i took a chance, this time it didn't pay off.

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