21 October 2015

Today we went on a coach trip to Cannon Hall, near Barnsley (amazingly it's freehttp://www.cannon-hall.co.uk/).  

As you can see from these photos, there was a very good display of Moorcroft Pottery, both older and modern. Also several paintings on loan and it's a place which is well worth visiting, both for the exhibits inside the building and the extensive grounds.

John Singer Sargeant

Edward Alexander Wadsworth (1889 - 1949)

Edward Alexander Wadsworth (1889 - 1949)

View over some of the parkland

autumn leaves

one of the splendid trees

autumn fungi

a surprise rhino coming out of the glass house

... then this afternoon we visited Nostell Priory near Wakefield (NThttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/nostell-priory/).  
This place is especially interesting to those who know our local Kedleston Hall, just outside Derby (NThttp://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/kedleston-hall/) as James Paine was the architect of Nostell and then went on to design Kedleston Hall (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Paine_(architect)).  

I didn't take many photos at Nostell Priory as there were stewards in every room and I didn't think they'd take kindly to someone wielding a camera.  
One of the best rooms, to my mind, was the state bedroom with fabulous bed hangings, so to look at this it's best to go to the Nostell website, see above.

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