Monday, 7 November 2011

Bradgate Is Brilliant!

Bradgate Park was the home of the Grey Family [think Tudors, Elizabeth Woodville, Lady Jane etc. etc.] then in 1928, the last family member sold the estate to Charles Bennion [wealthy industrialist and owner of the British Shoe Company]

Bennion bequeathed the estate to the people of Leicester in perpetuity. So now you will find members of the public enjoying this fabulous stretch of land every day of the year from dawn till dusk. Although there is a charge for car parking, entrance to the Park is free.

On Sunday afternoon, Steph and I took Jane, to show her one of our favourite corners of our county. She loved all the wildlife and took loads of pictures of deer and ducks and peacocks …



My pictures are nowhere near as good as Jane’s – she’s an accomplished photographer, as well as an animal expert!



The autumnal colours were beautiful.

I just had to take a picture of Steph in her lovely new winter coat too! [from Debenhams, she tells me]

We had a glorious afternoon, then came home for a cuppa, and watched ‘Ladies In Lavender’ – a sweet and gentle film starring Maggie Smith and Judi Dench.

ladies in lavender

A very pleasant Sunday afternoon indeed!


  1. Sundays should be gentle shouldn't they.

    I love the photos of your special visit to the park and house. Aren't we lucky to have such treasures, especially if they are free.

    Sft x

  2. Oh, Steph is lovely, and I love her coat!

    Thanks for sharing photos from your visit. It looks like a beautiful spot to spend an afternoon with friends.



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