Strolling around Hyde Hall

A stroll around the gardens at Hyde Hall is a ‘must’ during June. The map says 2.1 km on the paved paths, but you will probably take your time and wander. It is absolutely beautiful! The Courtyard Garden. Astrantia, knautia, and alliums. The rose garden smelt heavenly! Just enjoying the sights! Advertisements

Helmingham Hall & Classic and Vintage Cars

The Tollemache family came to England from Avranches, Normandy, around the time of the Norman invasion, establishing a family home at Bentley, near Ipswich. (Simon talks of the church in Bentley here.) The name was ‘Talemache’ which apparently meant ‘cup bearer’ and Hugh Talemache was a cupbearer to Henry I, the son of William the…