Category Archives: Heritage

The World at War

I have always been fascinated by WW2 and visiting Wrest Park for their annual World at War display was an excellent outing

Soldiers in period uniforms who know the subject matter like they have actually lived through it gave us excellent opportunities to ask questions about life during the world wars and also to see and even touch the actual weapons and gear. Reenactments  also allowed me to get some memorable photos of what it may have been like.

In this series we were walking through the woods and came across a German patrol who were captured by the Allies.

Of secret bunkers and English manor houses used during WW2

During the Second World War, Hughenden Manor was used as a secret intelligence base code-named “Hillside”.  This was found in the basement of the manor many years later when it was de-classified

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FrontPage news

Newspapers from a secret WW2 bunker in the basement of Hughenden Manor

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Photography during World War 2

During the Second World War, Hughenden Manor was used as a secret intelligence base code-named “Hillside”. The UK Air Ministry staff at the manor analysed aerial photography of Germany and created maps for bombing missions, including the famous “Dambusters” raid.[9]

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Peterborough Cathedral in HDR and Stitched panorama

These photos were both made up from 3 individual images each . One a stitched panorama and the other the loved (or hated) HDR from 3 different exposures at f\22

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Celebrating Spring at one of the most beautiful gardens in England

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Salisbury Cathedral – Built in 1258

Salisbury Cathedral, formally known as the Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is an Anglican cathedral in Salisbury, England, and one of the leading examples of Early English architecture.[1] The main body of the cathedralwas completed in only 38 years, from 1220 to 1258.

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Britain’s tallest spire – Structural engineering from 1258 and still standing

The cathedral has the tallest church spire in the United Kingdom (123m/404 ft) and to go up there is worth the 2 hours and many many many stairs

 

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Waddesdon Manor – a fairytale house at sunset

Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839-1898) bought the Waddesdon Estate – originally nothing but farmland – in 1874.  He wanted a country retreat built in the style of a Loire châteaux and soon engaged the French architect Gabriel-Hippolyte Destailleur.  The foundation stone was laid in 1877.  The completion of the Bachelors’ Wing in 1880 and the main part of the house in 1883 were celebrated with house parties of twenty guests.

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