1981

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Still needs some photos rearranged and some commentary- 28/4/2020

kf-out .kf-jo .family-m.chris .

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We opened at Easter 1981 with 7 bedrooms, all on the 1st floor of the main building: Plover, Robin, Kingfisher, Nightingale, Partridge, Skylark & Pheasant. At this time we had moved up the top floor, all in Eagle I think. The winter of 1981-1981 we did up the top 4 rooms: Eagle, Osprey, Kestrel & Falcon. During the week we occupied 3 of these, but on busy weekends and in high summer, we would all sleep in Osprey. Then during the winter of 1982-1983 we did up the one storey annex to the right of the front of the building. This gave us 3 ensuite rooms(for which we got a grant, but almost more trouble than it was worth!!) and a kitchenette area, rarely used. The following winter, 1983-1984, we created Swift & Swallow , above the kitchen & utility room. The next years, Chaffinch, Linnet & Wren were created above the garage and overlooking the church.

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Plover
Plover , renovated again
Robin
Skylark?
Swallow
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Swift
Swift
Wren
Linnet

 

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Kingfisher
Kingfisher
1981
1984 Nightingale
Partridge
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1981 Pheasant
1984 Pheasant
Mallard
Osprey 1983
Eagle 1981

 

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Chaffinch
Curlew
Heron
Kestrel 1983
Falcon 1985
         
         

our-bed-1982.. . .back-stairs

 

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Releading the roof~1984. The price of lead shot up on the Stock Exchange!

 

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Originally 1980-1981
Original entrance
1983

. . . . .kf-94

~1983, before the 5th cottage was demolished

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1985?

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Aerial view, probably taken~1982/3

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~1984/5

 

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      1985 1985

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About 1985 we installed a swimming pool, warmed by a heat exchange machine, in the woods to the left of the entrance, high up on the bank, hidden from the guests but with wondrous views over the Hall

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Chris Grant Life