Sunday, September 28, 2008

28 September

so for the last few days you may have wondered what this is or what its history is..

Kilmorey Mausoleum
is a Grade II listed building with exotic origins and a colourful history. It was built in the early 1850s by the Earl of Kilmorey for his mistress, Priscilla Hoste. They had a son, but she became terminally ill with heart disease and died in 1854. The mausoleum was designed in Egyptian style by the architect HE Kendall and first erected in Brompton Cemetery before coming to Twickenham.

The Mausoleum has received a lot of attention since the Environment Trust offered to maintain and develop the grounds, and we have opened the site to the public on several occasions (including as part of London Open House weekend), attracting hundreds of visitors on each occasion.

In addition to a grove of silver birch trees, the Trust has planted amelanchier, buddleia, viburnum, ferns, wild rose bushes and narcissus, seeded a wild flower meadow, and laid a path of bark chippings. All of the work is done by volunteers, led by a Kew-trained conservation gardener.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

27 September

more detail from inside...
there were several of these stars in the ceiling... giving a strange light...

Friday, September 26, 2008

26 September

a detail from the inside
"...the Earl installed a marble relief carved in Rome by Lawrence MacDonald (1799 - 1878) which showed Priscilla lying on her death bed, the Earl at her feet and her son Charles by her side..."

Monday, September 22, 2008

22 September - extra

I was wondering why I ached so much this morning, but the garden has had a good trim..

22 September

ohh how we have missed the sun this summer....

Friday, September 19, 2008

Thursday, September 18, 2008

18 September

The site of the Mortlake Tapestry Works is marked by a stone in a small park...

Dee, Tapestry Works and the Queen's Head

John Dee the renaissance scholar and scientist, came to Mortlake in 1566 and lived in a house opposite the Church. His estate was purchased to set up the Tapestry Works in 1619. The Queen's Head was built on land bought after the closure of the Tapestry Works in the early eighteenth century.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

15 September

Lynne has worked hard on re doing the front door and her efforts have really paid off...

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

10 September - extra

As you'll have noticed I have updated the blog template... hopefully you like the new look...

but in the process I have lost some of the many links I had previously... if yours is missing drop me a line and I'll add it back in...


10 September

52 weeks ago today... Luke flew away...

a journey of discovery... we love you Luke...

we miss you...

love Mum and Tone.......

Sunday, September 07, 2008

7 September

My Bloggy friend Maggie has had a good summer and starts a new adventure with a new school year

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

2 September

My Bloggy Friend Laurie has been working had all summer, if you get a chance stop by...

Monday, September 01, 2008

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