Shorter Days and Longer Nights
|Waterloo Lake, Roundhay Park|
|The grasses still add interest|
|The Winter Walk|
|The Town Hall, Ripon|
I had a meeting at Cannon Hall in Barnsley and have made a mental note to return here next year when the gardens can be fully appreciated. The Hall, which is also a museum, stands in 70 acres of rolling parkland and gardens.
There are splendid original features in the hall and an exhibition of Moorcroft pottery.
A school party were cooking in the Victorian kitchen. You can also visit the Farm, the Farm shop and Garden Centre. Admission is free to all venues except for the farm, but parking fees must be paid.
|You can get versions for children too|
After the meeting, I had the opportunity to see more of the grounds
|The view from the Hall|
For almost 300 years Cannon Hall was home to the Spencer-Stanhope family who made their fortune in the local iron industry. In the 1790’s the architect John Carr of York enlarged the hall and redesigned the interior. The hall also houses ‘Charge’, the Regimental Museum of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars, Queen Mary’s Own and the Light Dragoons, it illustrates the part played by the regiment in many major battles such as the Charge of the Light Brigade and includes memorabilia dedicated to Lord Baden Powell.
|Part of the walled garden|
|View from the walled garden|