Monday, 13 July 2015

Sudbury Hall

We haven't been to the Museum of Childhood at Sudbury for quite a while, so we decided to take the Podlings there this weekend. As usual the Podlings had a fantastic time, even little Alexander found plenty to keep him amused. We love it there!

Although we have been to the Museum of Childhood a couple of times before, we have never been in the hall itself, something that we rectified on this visit. For those of you interested in such things, Sudbury Hall was used for the interior shots of Pemberley in the BBC's 1995 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice (Lyme Park was used for the exterior shots). I absolutely love that series, so it was rather thrilling for me to recognise some of the locations. I was rather flattered by the lovely old and very informative gentleman who was stewarding the Long Gallery, who seemed to think I was too young to have seen the programme!

After the hall and the museum the Podlings had a play in the rather fantastic woodland adventure playground. We then had a quick look around the churchyard of All Saints Church adjacent to the hall before heading back to the car park for a little picnic snack and thence home. It was a lovely day out and we still felt like we could have done with more time there. 

Poor William Tildsley, a groom in service of the dowager queen, met an unfortunate end when he was "accidentally killed by the incautious use of a gun"

A boy and his biscuits!

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