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    Manor House and Tithe Barn

    Thought I would post a few pics from what was an absolutely amazing place we played at yesterday in the Cotswolds ...
    We were booked to perform at a wedding. The venue was in the grounds of an old manor house built in 1614. The house was built around the church in the pic which was constructed in 1145. We played in the Tithe Barn which was the earliest built building there dated 1115.

    Here some pics ..

    The Manor House


    The Church which is now part of the garden


    The Tithe Barn


    Our little set up ready to go in the Barn


    The wedding took place in the woods and we had to take some acoustic instruments and play behind the bride as we and all the guest walked to the spot (which was about quarter of a mile from the barn)


    Then it was back to the barn for the reception


    After that they moved all the tables back ready for the evening where we did a few songs etc and lots of Ceilidh Dancing .. its was a really good day (and to top it we even got paid for it ).


    Iechyd Da
    Derek
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    Derek, that is beautiful!
    I love the beams and stonework. and it looks like the sun was out too!
    Thanks for sharing
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    it looks like an incredible place.

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    I am always amazed at the beauty and longevity of buildings such as these. We are rather young here in the colonies and have nothing as old as the 1100's. What a marvel of construction, design and beauty. Fantastic venue to play music and celebrate a wedding. Thanks for sharing these, incredible indeed.
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    Looks ace Derek! Any chance we could be visiting a site like this when I'm over?
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    Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing.
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    A couple more pics ... playing randomly in this little glade where there put on the champagne on our walk back from the ceremony back to the barn.
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    And a pic again of the side of the manor house with a stack of Jackdaws overhead, who were making lots of noise. It was one of them moments which captured some of the Hammer films ... starting to get dark, horse n carriage, lost and being invited in to spend the night ... Dracula ish...


    Iechyd Da Derek
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    It is really good to see these place being used and maintained. Once history is lost it is gone for good.

    Is the manor house occupied? I noticed no curtains at the windows.

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    I enjoyed the pics. Talk about built to last!
    KD

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    Chas ... Yep the Manor house is occupied. There are several seperate apartments there. Here is a link to their site which is full of info for anyone who may be interested in finding out more
    www.postliphall.org.uk

    KC ... here a little collarge of pics of things we should get around to see when we meet up


    Iechyd Da
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