Golden Cap Association (West Dorset)

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news:foiled_at_stourhead [10/11/2014 00:00] (current)
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 +After much planning on the part of the Outings Committee and excited anticipation of the members Tuesday 21st October 2014 finally dawned. The coach was filled with people anticipating an enjoyable walk around the grounds and gardens of Stourhead to be followed by a tour round the house.
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 +Unfortunately Mother Nature had other ideas and the tail end of a hurricane meant that the grounds and gardens were closed to everyone because of the high winds. As it turned out this was a very wise move as one tree did actually get blown down. The disappointed travellers drowned their sorrows with a cup of coffee in the excellent NT Restaurant and then queued up for the minibus which was taking people direct to the house. It wasn't even safe for us to walk there.
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 +The day was not a disaster though because in the house was a newly designed tour which enabled us to follow the stories of Harry Hoare, last son and only heir to Stourhead who was killed in action during World War 1. As we moved round the house we followed in the family'​s footsteps; from their arrival at Stourhead and through the war years until they gave their beloved Stourhead to the National Trust.
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 +May be next year we will be able to see and enjoy the magnificent autumn colours in the grounds.
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