Every so often the National Trust sends its members a magazine containing information about upcoming events and being the festive season, some of the National Trust owned country houses are holding events where the house is decorated for a themed Christmas. Attingham Park, former home of the Lord’s Berwick, hosts a 1920’s Christmas exhibit, where the house adorned with festive decoration along with information about the last Lord and Lady Berwick’s festivities during the 1920’s.
After my last visit to Attingham Park, I received an email from a lady in America who is writing a story based at Attingham, and wanted any additional information I could provide. As part of our conversing, I arranged to revisit Attingham Park, taking greater care to photograph areas I missed last time and to find out as much as I could about the house from the room guides.
For this visit, given it’s proximity to Christmas, I thought it would be nice to make a day of it with my grandparent’s and my niece, the latter of which insisted on walking throughout the house wearing her Hello Kitty earmuffs. Here are a few photographs from the house, decorated for Christmas.
Perhaps the most useful bit of information I found for my American writer was a floorplan of Attingham Park, depicting each of the four floors and showing the now demolished Tern Hall’s integration with the newer Attingham Park mansion.
After having a walk around the house and feasting on parsnip and sage soup in the mansion tea room, we walked over to the Deer Park, to the section I did not venture to on my last visit, which delightfully rewarded us with an up-close view of Attingham’s deer.
I cannot say for certain what my next blog post will be about nor when it will be, but until then have a lovely Christmas.
- http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park/ – Attingham Park webpage on the National Trust website.