Calke Abbey, Ticknall, Derbyshire

Calke Abbey is nestled in the the quaint village of Ticknall just 4 miles away from the main town of Swadlincote.  It was owned many years ago by Harpur family until it was given to the National Trust in 1985 in lieu of death duties.   It was built circa 1701/1702.  It is a fantastic […]

An Afternoon at Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire

Whit Bank Holiday afternoon out with hubby, Barry to Elvaston Castle Country Park in Derbyshire.  It had been many years since my last visit and I certainly didn’t have a camera on me then nor a mobile phone.  It’s a very popular place for families to come together playing rounders, cricket, football and enjoy a picnic […]

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