Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Dunham Massey Hall.

We moved a little way up the canal to Little Bollington.Then we walked to Dunham Massey Hall. a National Trust property. Once the seat of the Earl of Stamford.This Georgian Mansion Has a fabulous collection of paintings and Huguenot silver. In the grounds the deer roam free.We went round the house which was originally a Tudor house, that was rebuilt in Georgian times.The family had its share of scandals. One Earl married the daughter of his bed maker. When she died young the family hoped he would marry someone more suitable, alas he married a circus bare back rider.
After the house we walked round the garden and finally had a look at the water mill which drove a circular saw for wood cutting.
Returning to the boat we made our way into Lymm for the night. Just as we were arriving at the mooring the rain came down again,the difference being the day had been warm and sunny.

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