Wimpole Hall is a beautiful National Trust property which is worth a visit at any time. It was taken over by the National Trust in 1976 after the owner, Elsie Bambridge, daughter of Jungle Book writer, Rudyard Kipling, died. The house is vast and beautiful and the gardens are impressive. This is a picture of the house first thing on Saturday morning. The blue sky is deceptive because it was a lot colder than it looks!!
To be fair, the house was a bit of a disappointment from a 1940's perspective. There were a few "rations" on the breakfast table, a couple of gramophones, a few period knitting patterns and some USAAF boots and a jacket but there was so much more they could have done and it was a shame they didn't embrace the era.
However, outside was a very different affair. There was 1940's music, the Suffolk Home Guard, the NFS, the Ministry of Food, a pair of Spitfires, a good helping of Woolton pie and so much more! All enjoyed with friends old and new :o)
|Love those giant containers!|
|Slightly "rabbit in headlight" look going on! Think it was the camera flash :o)|
The weather let us down on Sunday big time. It rained so hard that our tent leaked and we had to pack up early! There is now a van to unload and a tent to dry out. Wimpole is our last 1940's event of 2012 - I'm already looking forward to next year! :o)