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  • Day126

    Lord Fairhaven's Collections

    September 4 in the United Kingdom

    His library is full of books, many of which are about English country houses and gardens. He and his guests would gather in the library for before-dinner drinks. On one of the windows, Lord Fairhaven would have important guests like the Queen sign their name with a diamond-tip pen.

    There are beautiful clocks in every room of the house.

  • Day126

    Angelsey Abbey

    September 4 in the United Kingdom

    Angelsey Abbey was built in the early 1100s, was owned and modified several times, and finally bought by brothers Huttelston and Henry Broughton in 1926, because they wanted to be close to the horse-racing tracks. They were the American-born sons of a wealthy English couple; they moved back to England when the boys were teenagers.

    The house was in disrepair, but they made it a country home where they could entertain their racing and shooting friends. After Henry got married, he sold his share to his brother, then titled 1st Lord Fairhaven. He then made the home a showplace, where he housed his huge collections of art, clocks, and books.Read more

  • Day13

    Peckover House Garden

    August 13 in the United Kingdom

    A two acre garden at the back and around Peckover House.
    A nice change after yesterday’s extravaganza of Burghley House.
    Walled garden walks, fruit trees (pears, apples, plumbs). Sun shining after a rainy drive, bees about and someone drinking peppermint tea. The morning complete.
    Even has a cat cemetery, which some would suggested is the best place for cats.
    Bernadette picking up more ideas for a major redo of the backyard. This place is a better template than the otherRead more

  • Day126

    Dinner with Lord Fairhaven

    September 4 in the United Kingdom

    Lord Fairhaven didn't like to eat alone, so he often invited friends. He usually only had three guests at a time so everyone had a chance to be part of the conversation. At 9 p.m. the butler would bring in the radio so everyone could hear the news.

  • Day126

    Lord Fairhaven: A Dapper Gentleman

    September 4 in the United Kingdom

    This is his coronation robe, worn for the coronation of King George VI in 1937 and also for Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. Lord Fairhaven was always well-dressed and wore a carnation boutonniere most days.

    He loved to travel, and added to his collections as he went around the world.

  • Day110

    Houghton Mill on the Great Ouse River

    August 19 in the United Kingdom

    Various mills have occupied this site since 969. The current Mill was built in the 17th Century and enlarged in the 19th Century. It has 10 pairs of grinding stones. The mill was decommissioned in the 1930s, and after WWII it became a Youth Hostel. When the lease expired, the town bought it and gave it to the National Trust. It now operates again, grinding flour from wheat raised on other NT properties as a fund-raiser.

    The last picture is of something funny we saw when driving home from the Mill!
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  • Day37


    August 7 in the United Kingdom

    Where did Monday go?? That’s what happens when you get engrossed in family research!!! More lovely little villages, bad, narrow roads and dead ends!!! Moved ‘digs’ now right in Ely at a lovely b & b, very old a little tired but nice. Went to visit the Stretham old steam engine that helped drain the fens way back. Where some of the family worked.

  • Day37


    August 7 in the United Kingdom

    At ‘Shire Hall’ for 9.00 opening. Used ‘park ‘n ride’ as parking in Cambridge is expensive and busy love them. Research was reasonably successful. Certainly have other options for following through when I get home. Very helpful. The joys of being on site!!! Mixed feelings when I walked down by the river, there is still an Italian restaurant where Mike and I had lunch twenty years ago, went and had a coffee and watched the world go by. Spent all day researching, was looking forward to a nice meal. Should have known better. Ordered fish and a salad, salad rotten but they couldn’t really care. My wine was good so told them that was all I was going to pay for. - blank look, but not even an apology!! Poms!!! Of on my next venture tomorrow.Read more

  • Day51

    Housesitting in Swavesey

    June 21 in the United Kingdom

    We are companions to Charlie the cat, and Buzz the Degu for the next 10 days. It’s great to be setting up temporary housekeeping. I made soup which really tasted good after so many days of eating sandwiches or prepared foods from the grocery stores. We don’t eat out very much—too expensive when we are traveling this long.

    We are both getting over a cold, so it's great to just relax and watch a movie!Read more

  • Day57

    Grantchester village

    June 27 in the United Kingdom

    One day we drove to Grantchester, a village on the river Cam, just south of Cambridge. It is a place where students and others often go to walk in the meadows along the river, picnic, and swim. The Orchard Tea Garden is a beautiful spot, and there are charming pubs too. A lot of poets, writers, and other artistic types hung out there.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Cambridgeshire, CAM, Grantanbrycg, كامبريدج, Кеймбридж, Caergrawnt, کمبریج, केमब्रिजशायर, ケンブリッジ, 케임브리지, Konteth Kargront, Cantabrigia, Kembridža, केंब्रिज, کیمبرج, Кембридж, Кембриџ, เคมบริดจ์, 劍橋

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