Back in September my parents took me to Castle Drogo for their 1940's event..... it was the first time we'd visited even though it's very close. It did not disappoint!!!
I have lost some of my photo's due to the computer change so all the outside & Dig For Victory seem to have disappeared..... but fear not I have loads of the inside of the house!!!
WARNING........ this post contains a lot of photo's!!!
We were greeted by an American solider with a wartime jeep..... now lucky mum had her stick because he gave us a lift to the house..... me in the bum seat waving to everyone! I would like to add I was in full 1940's dress...... not many people dressed up :(
The entrance fee is not cheap so be warned but even my parents agreed it was money well spent.
The beautiful dining room fire place
The detail of the chairs
The butlers kitchen...... lovely taps!
The butlers parlour...... love this fire!
Just look at that lampshade!!!
The servant would sleep here if they were on call during the night
Very modern shower...... this was not for the servants!!!
oh look it's Potato Pete!
The cosy air raid shelter.
In one of the bedrooms they had a large collection of make do and mend things...... well it would be rude not to take lots of photo's!!
And on to my favourite room...... this room was dedicated to their son who lost his life in WW1
He never lived here as the house build stopped during the war & it was said his parents never got over his death.....you can find out more about the history of the house here
Not a great photo's but I love this hat!
The view from the drawing room & bedrooms
In the chapel I found this
I've always wanted to go to Thiepval
The restaurant was packed & very expensive..... mum had the good sense to bring a picnic so we retired to the grounds in the beautiful autumn sunshine.
It was a lovely day out & I recommend it to everyone..... if you love Downton Abbey this is the place for you!!!
Hope they do it again next year!
Catch up soon