There is a pretty little village in Wiltshire called Atworth (population at the last census 1280)with all the appurtenances that we Northerners expect of such a rural idyll, Church, Manor House,
Tons of listed buildings and a pub called The White Hart.
Ah yes "the pub" where at twelve of the Queen Victoria Jubilee clock some fourteen Old Scholars gathered to celebrate life.
Helen and Arnold had planned this day with their usual meticulous care and having dined very well the chattering party moved on to Great Chalfield Manor, a gem of a National Trust Property.
Arnold, who is a volunteer guide at the Manor,had arranged a private viewing an led us through both the building and the associated history in a masterly way. In modern times it has been well used by the film industry as a backdrop to such productions as "The Other Boleyn Girl",
Cranford and in the new production of Wolf Hall.
Back then to the delightful garden at the Snowball's ' sitting in the beautiful sun which had shone throughout the day enjoying hearing and seeing the aviary ( sadly rather depleted recently)' consuming more delectable food and exchanging news , views, (and ailments) until
the inevitable dispersal to their various "roosts" split up this group of happy people.
A super day well constructed and presented ..
Our thanks to Helen And Arnold. From
"Trish" and Donald Dobson, David Cowan, Anita Webb, June and Cameron Walker, Sheila and Arthur Wood, Malcolm Bell , Hazel and David Taylor,
Southern Reunion 2014