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Izz'ys Visit to Clayton Hall

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Laura our Grandaughter took Izzy [Great Grandaughter] on a visit to Clayton Hall.

“Clayton Hall” is a Grade 2 Listed building and a rare example of a moated medieval site, the original hall was built for the Clayton family in the 12th Century, it later passed into the hands of the Byron family of which the poet Lord Byron was a member. The Byrons lived there until they sold it to two London merchants George and Humphrey Chetham Humphery was famous for building Chethams School and Library in the centre of Manchester. Over the centuries the building has undergone many alterations, the oldest part dates back to the 15th century and was partly rebuilt and enlarged in the 18th century with further remodelling in the 20th century. The Hall is now owned by Manchester City Council, the Museum at Clayton Hall now provides hands on educational faculities for schools and groups.

Of course Izzy just had to try out the Horse Mounting Block!

Once inside the Hall Izzy really enjoyed herself dressing up in the costume clothing available, She really looks the part a proper little Maid!


A maids work is never done, first the washing!


Then its the baking!


A feast to layout!

At last time to get stuck in!

A glass of wine to help the food go down!

“A nice cuppa to finish off”

A little tune on the Piano

“Here is a nice Dolly with a House of her own!”

More Toys to play with


This is a nice bedroom, I might come to sleep next time ;0))

After a lovely visit it was time to leave for home, but Im sure she will be visiting again soon;0))

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What a lovely day,Izzy had,and doesn't she look so cute in her dressed up clothes? She didn't look too enthralled with the food..but the wine went down well..a lovely blog and photo's Carole :o) xx

23 Mar, 2015

 

Thanks Sandra,Laura is great at taking Izzy to lots of different and interesting places which is really good for her,
Managed to spend most of yesterday in the garden , think Im on tp of most things now ! ;0))

23 Mar, 2015

 

I did the same Carole..did far too much as usual,but feels good to see some results :o) Izzy is lucky to have such a thoughtful mum..it does them good to broaden their horizons..:o)

23 Mar, 2015

 

Lovely blog Carole,I bet Izzy had a whale of a time,dressing up,baking...not sure about that mangle though!!but I'm sure Laura enjoyed it too.Well done Laura!

23 Mar, 2015

 

Val I am sure they both enjoyed it Lauras into history and Izzy in dressing up lol

23 Mar, 2015

 

Oh what a little sweetie! She looks to have had a wonderful day. Bless her. Thanks for sharing her day with us Carole :)

23 Mar, 2015

 

Lovely little maid isn't she and such a busy one, lol,
I think its great that so many places make it entertaining for the little ones as well, I like to see the children dressing up and using the bits-n-bobs put out for them, so many of which are educational..An enjoyable visit obviously and such lovely photo's Pansy....

23 Mar, 2015

amy
Amy
 

Izzy is a proper little girl loving the dressing up what a lovely day she had and what a wonderful place Clayton Hall is in allowing the children to join in trying their hand at everything on offer what a determined look on her face as she is rolling out the pastry I bet shes watched you doing that a few times Carole , full marks to Laura for taking her to such interesting places .A lovely blog Carole Thank you for sharing it xx

23 Mar, 2015

 

Adorable blog Pansypotter.

23 Mar, 2015

 

This is truly lovely.

Each photo is a gem!

My favourite is the one with Izzy and the rolling pin, just look at her sweet expression!

23 Mar, 2015

 

Places are so much more child friendly than they used to be - what a lovely day you had - thank you for the pics!

23 Mar, 2015

 

a living doll!

24 Mar, 2015

 

Snoopdog is right. Memories are made that way. I always liked brussels sprouts even at that age though for some unknown reason eating carrots always gave me the hiccups.Thank you for sharing this wonderful outing with Izzy.

24 Mar, 2015

 

Awe Carol she s cute she seemed to be enjoying her self. I an recall having to wash loke that wringer and all in the 70s , I soon learned if you did nt fold shirts a certain way it would brake the buttons.

24 Mar, 2015

 

Many thanks to everyone for all your lovely comments, Im so pleased that I did the blog just had to share the pictures with you [justwish I had been there to see her responses myself ;0))

24 Mar, 2015

 

It's nice to see children enjoying historical things like this. I'm glad Izzy had a nice day :o)

24 Mar, 2015

 

Thanks Hywel, Im pleased that Izzy is enjoying her outings and that Laura[Grandaughter] is taking her to such interesting and educational places that are fun too;0)

24 Mar, 2015

 

It's good that Laura is nurturing an interest in Izzy, for such things :o)

24 Mar, 2015

 

;0))

24 Mar, 2015

 

What a great blog Carole lots of lovely pictures to treasure , how lovely that Izzy was allowed to dress up and try everything the best way to learn :-)

25 Mar, 2015

 

Thanks Kathy think Izzy was in her element she does love dressing up ;0)

25 Mar, 2015

 

Children have so much fun dressing up & pretending to be little adults! Our grandkids, especially our eldest girl who enjoys dressing up & getting her Nanny to join in as well!

A lovely blog, Carole! :-))

25 Mar, 2015

 

Thanks Balcony I think I was one fordressing upto and Ive never outgrown it lol

25 Mar, 2015

 

What a lovely day they had. Lots to talk about afterwards and to tell Grandma about. Izzy looked so cute in her maids costume. It's so nice to take them to places like this where they are encouraged to participate. I really enjoyed reading this blog.

27 Mar, 2015

 

So pleased you enjoyed the blog HB I havent been on a visit to Clayton Hall although we have passed it often, but its definately on our list of places to visit now!

27 Mar, 2015

 

I miss this Fantastic Blog, ohh, Izzy is very smart and beautiful , she really portrays the role of being a maid, Hugs and kisses to this Little Actress :-)))

13 Jun, 2015

 

Will pass your lovely comments on and give Izzy a great big hug from you Junna xxx

14 Jun, 2015

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