Wroxton Abbey is a modernised, 17th century Jacobean manor house built on the foundations of a 13th century Augustinian priory. Named after its twelfth-century origins as a monastery that fell into disrepair after Henry VIII's 1536 dissolution - remnants of that structure remain in the basement beams. Since 1965, Wroxton Abbey has served as home to Fairleigh Dickinson University's Wroxton College. This campus serves American students from Fairleigh Dickinson's New Jersey campuses and other American students studying under the British tutorial system. Independent reports of supernatural activity in the Abbey attest to it being one of the most haunted houses in England (barrels being rolled, non-existant banquets occuring in the dining room and invible animals brushing past one in the corridors). One wonders what the American University made of all this when they bought it!!
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Flying for the Summer Week-end by C.E. Turner
Illustration from 1928 by C.E. Turner reflecting the growing rise of civilian flying in the 1920s. The caption reads,'...only last month there was a house-party at which the ten guests (all owners of 'planes) arrived from London and Canterbury in five 'Moths' and a 'Widgeon.' The landings were made in the host's grounds, and the little flying-machines were housed in the ordinary car garages. On the Sunday, the host adn hostess, accompanying their guests, the whole party flew from Cirencester to Lambourne Down, in Berkshire, for a picnic. Our drawing does not illustrate a particular event, at which Mr and Mrs. Fitzgerald, or Marsden Manor, Cirencester, were the hosts but it is typical.'
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Prince Philip at Lynden Manor with his cousins
H.R.H. Prince Philip of Greece (now Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh) pictured with his cousins Lady Tatiana Mountbatten and David, Earl of Medina at the home of his uncle and aunt, the Marquis and Marchioness of Milford Haven. The Marquess, formerly Prince George of Battenberg was the brother of Philip's mother Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece. He often spent holidays with the Milford Havens while at school at Gordonstoun. Date: 1936
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