the writer is a lonely hunter

writing by Gail Aldwin and other Dorset writers

National Trust: Lacock Abbey

on February 10, 2018

David has held life membership of the National Trust since a maiden aunt left him £100 when he was eleven. Here is his membership card complete with boyhood signature.

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The membership allows an accompanying guest to enter free of charge, so we tend to gravitate towards National Trust properties when out and about. Recently we visited Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire. Both the Abbey and properties in the town are administered by the National Trust and this makes for an interesting visit. The Abbey is situated within extensive grounds where you can see the approach of spring.

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The building benefits from a variety of architectural styles owing to its history. First as an Augustinian abbey, then the home to a Tudor rogue, and finally as a family home and the birthplace of photography. In more recent times it has acted as a film location to a variety of productions including Harry Potter.

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Cloister that appears in Harry Potter

I usually come away from these visit with ideas for creative writing. Word prompts include stone feathers and stone blindfolds. Watch this space for creative outputs!


3 responses to “National Trust: Lacock Abbey

  1. We joined the National Trust not long after getting our first camper van. The two things go very well together.

  2. Penny Rogers says:

    What a terrific investment. I doubt that I’d have spent £100 so wisely when I was twelve.

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