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Aston Hall

ellbrown

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love these pictures !
Thanks, that was during an Open Day in September 2017, Civil War Siege. Had time to look around the hall as well. If you take photos have your flash off / (down don't pop it open, I rarely or never user flash much). Is also a tea room there (if it's open). Would assume it reopens at Easter time?
 

Reddi

master brummie
I have been reading the posts re. Aston Hall with interest, my one and only time that I visited was way back in the early 1950s, most probably 50/51 as I was born in 1949 and from the att. photo I was just a baby in my Mothers arms. It would appear to have been a family outing as my maternal Grandparents are there, my Mothers Sister and her two sons along with my elder Brother who did not want his picture taken given he is lying down facing away from the camera. Unfortunately out of those in the photo we are the only two left.
 

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Pedrocut

Master Barmmie
Came across “The Archaeologist” from Summer 2007, with an article about Work at Aston Hall to rediscover uthe North range. Below ground foundations, demolished over 135 yrs.


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Lady Penelope

master brummie
We went last year and they have a shop now at the back of the main hall. Usual sort of things on sale, very much like a NT shop. I like the formal garden to the side and we always go to the tea shop which I think is in the old stables now and if it's nice enough we sit outside. Where was the tea shop in 2009?
 

Astoness

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We went last year and they have a shop now at the back of the main hall. Usual sort of things on sale, very much like a NT shop. I like the formal garden to the side and we always go to the tea shop which I think is in the old stables now and if it's nice enough we sit outside. Where was the tea shop in 2009?
crikey pen the forums visit was so long ago but i think it was on the right as you went in...i bet someone will know for sure...we are so lucky to have the hall

lyn
 

Lady Penelope

master brummie
That's true Lyn. So it was originally part of the main hall. It's completely separate now and you can visit the tea shop without paying to go in the hall. I don't think we paid many years ago but I could be wrong. It's £8 now including over 60's which seems a bit steep to me. We usually go as we buy a museums pass which means you get a discount on food and drink too. Haven't been able to use it much this year.
 
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