Upon leaving Ilam I followed the Sat-Nav to Sudbury Hall, hoping the car park would be ig enough for the van. Half an hour later I arrived, the carpark was truly massive and I parked up in a quiet corner.
Tink, is getting old and nowadays only has about twenty minutes walk in her at the best of times. So I decided to carry her from the carpark to the hall so she could have a nice walk around the grounds. Its about 5 minutes walk and shes getting heavier. Anyway I got her there, put her down and took this photo :
I looked back and Tink was full squat in-between all the visitors taking a woopsey!
I know its natural but Tink has this thing about an audience, she loves one! So I whipped out a bag, cleaned up, trying not to look anyone in the eye and then attempted to walk on with Tink.
Nope.. Tinks brakes were fully engaged, she was going nowhere.. apart from back to the van... being carried again like royalty. SO back to the Hall.. this time being able to look folk in the eye!
The property has a toy museum and the hall itself which the owners handed over to the trust when they could not afford the death duty they incurred fifty years ago. They literally walked out and everything they left is still on display, just as it was.
Now your talking I was draw the the toys of my era.
The museum was full of very interesting toys from hundreds of years ago. Dusty dolls or a Spectrum +3.. The force was strong!
IN THE HALL
The Long Gallery
A fancy stairwell
The hall.. although you can't tell, the East side has only 2 floors ( the windows give it away ), but the West side has three floors in the same space. Some of the windows aren't windows some are at foot level on the inside and some are way up high! But from the outside all looks symmetrical.