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September 2015 

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ISSN 2399-6706

Issue No: 140

Charlcote Park, Wellesbourne, Warwickshire

Welcome to our new issue. We have had to get this issue up a few days early, but so that you don't miss out on all the fun activities taking place this coming Bank Holiday weekend we have included this weekends events at the beginning of the This Month, September diary. Check out our diary pages for events you can photograph wherever you are in the UK.

Wildlife Photography In September
September Diary
Your First Visit
September is Heritage month with many places opening their doors for free. In England and Wales it takes place on one weekend, in Scotland they have different properties open over 4 different weekends. There is also an Open House London weekend when buildings of all types and period open up their doors for free. Some of the buildings open during these open periods are not normally open to the public. Make the most of this time to see the immaculate heritage we have in the UK and get to appreciate the craftsmanship of the past. We have a very good Heritage section, where you can get details and see photographs of those we have explored. Our Gallery also has a number of Castles, Abbeys, Living History, Roman Forts, and Historic Houses with lots of photos in each one.

You may have seen in the National news that the street artist 'Banksy' has opened a new temporary art exhibition in Weston Super Mare, called Dismaland. It not only contains some of his work but also works of 58 other international artists including Damian Hirst. It started on the 22nd August and is running for 5 weeks only finishing on the 27th of this month. It has a limited capacity of 2,000 visitors so is a ticketed event, with a low ticket price of 3. There is likely to be lots of queuing involved, so patience is a virtue. To cope with the numbers they are running the exhibition daily from 11am-11pm, so evening visits will be an illuminated event.

The days are starting to get shorter, so as well as daylight photography its now possible to do some night time photography without having to stay out late. Blackpool Illuminations, start again this month, also the Ryde Illuminated Carnival on the Isle of Wight and the Kendal Torchlight Parade are good examples of challenging night time photography.

Make the most this month of the many events taking place and places still open, before some close their doors for the winter months.

What's New and Changed
Places Visited in the Last Month

Charlcote Park, Wellesbourne, Warwick, Warwickshire. A National Trust property in the Warwickshire Countryside where you can picnic and explore the grounds and home of the Lucy family. You enter through a Tudor gatehouse into a formal garden leading to the mansion house, where you can explore the main hall, dining room, billiard room etc on the ground floor and then ascending a circular tower staircase enter some rooms on the first floor before going down the main house staircase back into the main hall. Back outside you get access to the kitchens and servants hall, and in separate buildings a laundry, brewhouse and small carriage collection. You can explore and walk the grounds which have the Rivers Dene and Avon running through them and get fairly up close to the fallow deer (this time of year the males have their antlers) and Jacob sheep. Outside the grounds you can get access to the local church which was rebuilt in the Victorian era and has the tombs of the Lucy family inside.


The Par Tarre Garden at the back of Charlcote Park, to the left is one of the Rivers.


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