Last weekend was spent down in Nottinghamshire exploring the haunts of Byron and Mary Ann Chaworth*. To celebrate his Lordship's birthday I thought I'd share a small selection of photographs taken over the last few days.
You may also be interested in the post about Colwick Hall I've just written for the Byron blog I write for you. You can find it here.
Among other places, I frequented this weekend at Newstead Abbey, All Saints' Church (Annesley), St James's Street, and, of course, Colwick Hall. I shall be counting the days until I can arrange another return...
|Mary's monument at Annesley All Saints'|
|The roof of the Byron Brasserie at Colwick Hall - isn't it beautiful?!|
|At Newstead Abbey I finally saw a colour version of the photograph suggested to be Catherine Gordon...|
|Beloved Mary at Newstead Abbey|
|Byron's tree carving, Newstead Abbey|
|Mary's parasol, Newstead Abbey|
|76 St James's Street, home to Byron 1798-99|
|76 St James's Street|
(Note: It is only reluctantly that I will ever refer to Mary as Mary Chaworth-Musters, or, may it never be required, Mary Musters!)
|Byron's Dream by Ford Madox Brown|