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Wollaton - In 2008
w/e 17 January 2021
All of this week's pictures were taken with a Kodak DX6490

Current lockdown restrictions that mean we must only leave home for specific reasons and must stay "local" when we do go out mean that our regular January trip to Wollaton Deer Park have had to be put on hold. That doesn't mean however that we cannot go back in time and view some pictures that haven't been on the site previously from earlier visits. All of these below were taken in January 2008.

Formal Gardens

We've often entered the Park from various different gates but back in 2008 we drove onto the car park near the Hall and made our way through the formal gardens near the Orangery.

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The Orangery

We followed the path at the side of the Orangery - this is the view looking back to the formal gardens.

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Wollaton Hall

This led us to the front of the Hall.

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Rear Entrance

Walking all the way around the Hall we arrived at the steps up to the main entrance although this at the rear of the Hall was originally the Tradesmen's entrance.

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The Great Hall

We entered the Hall and in the Great Hall the centrepiece was a model of the Hall itself.

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The Lake

Making our way around the various rooms we took time to look out of the windows too, It's not a bad view down to the Lake is it?

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Salon

One of the rooms we looked in was the Salon where a sign states that the it "was once the dining parlour, separate from the turmoil and noise of life in the Great Hall. When Lord Middleton modernised the interior of the Hall in the early 19th century it was extended and elegantly furnished as a sitting room. You see it now as it might have been when Jane Lady Middleton used it as a room where she could sketch, display her natural history specimens and entertain her guests."

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Telephone Kiosk

As we left the building and headed back to the car we passed an old style red telephone kiosk. Don't forge theses pictures were taken in 2008 so I don't know whether it is still there. I shall have to check when lockdown is lifted and we can visit again.

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One Deer

As we made our way back to the car we spotted in the adjacent parkland one of its many residents.

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Many Deer

And from the car park many more deer could be seen in the distance. Hopefully we'll be able to return to the Park soon although it's unlikely this year that our annual winter visit will be in January.

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