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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Melford Hall ..

So where to today?  We were going elsewhere but black clouds suggested we thought again.. so off to Melford Hall on the basis if it rained.. we could explore the house..

However to begin with the sun shone!

WE had just sat down outside with a drink and a very good scone when the heavens opened and we fled inside!!

There was a small exhibition commemorating Beatrix Potter who had ties with Melford Hall..

Family connections
Beatrix Potter was the cousin of Ethel, Lady Hyde Parker, grandmother of Sir Richard Hyde Parker, the present Baronet of Melford Hall. She visited here on many occasions and painted a series of watercolours of the house. The visitors' book contains numerous signatures and sketches, which mark her visits to the house.

The collections at Melford Hall include several of her soft toys, which served as models for her illustrations.

To the amusement of the Hyde Parker children she would bring her small animals on her visits to the Hall and house them in the adjoining turret room (which can be seen through .

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