Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Monday, 22 August 2011

Saturday 20 August 2011 – A Family Picnic at Charlecote Park

Charlecote Park
After last year’s successful visit to Charlecote Park, attended by 52 members of Sue’s family, by popular demand the usual biennial arrangement was scrapped and another visit was arranged for this year.  Whilst a few couldn’t make it, for understandable reasons such as essential harvesting on Bec and Charlie’s farm, 32 assorted family members and hangers on did enjoy an increasingly sunny afternoon in the park.

Charlecote Park - garden

Sue and I wandered around the house before others arrived.  It’s an interesting place.  Here’s a window from inside the Great Hall.

A window in the C16 house

We enjoyed a sumptuous picnic and an assortment of ball games, before the arrival of a large herd of Fallow Deer, following which we were asked to desist our noisy game of rounders as “it may frighten the deer and stop them coming to this part of the grounds”.

They looked happy enough to me…

Fallow deer in the grounds of Charlecote Park

Anyway, the deer couldn’t put a stop to a family photo.

A family snap

There’s a slide show that has been sent to family members – let us know if you want that particular link.

We first went to Charlecote in 2008, after various other biennial venues in earlier years.  Charlecote seems to be in a satisfactorily central position and is ideal for picnicking and (subject to the deer) ball and other games.

Thanks everyone for coming, and we hope to see you all again next year.

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