This stately Georgian Hall, surrounded by a beautiful park and gardens, has history galore. The family can trace it's line back to Lady Jane Grey, who was Queen of England for all of 9 days in 1553. Outside of the walled park with it's herd of fallow deer and Water Mill, are the many cottages and farms of the workers/tenants, that made up the "estate" back in it's grandeur days. Keeping the big house and estate ticking along.
I was fortunate enough to grow up in the village of Dunham Massey, Cheshire in the UK. This estate, was bequeathed to The National Trust in 1976 on the death of Roger Grey, the 10th Earl of Stamford, whose family (the Booths and the Greys) had owned the estate for hundred's of years prior.
My parents have lived in Dunham virtually their whole married lives. My Mum still does, in the cottage first rented directly from Lord Stamford in 1964, and now rented from the National Trust. I promise to do another post in the future to cover more about my growing up in Dunham. This post however, highlights the fantastic National Trust exhibit going on this year at Dunham Massey Hall.
We made our way by taxi to the Changi Point Ferry Terminal which is close to Changi Village on Lor Bekukang, very close to Changi Airport. It's then a very short ride via bumboat over to Pulau Ubin. The bumboats leave when they are full (capacity around 12 people) and cost S$2.50 a person each way (have cash ready, not sure your plastic is going to cut it here). We arrived around 10am, being a Thursday, it was pretty quiet so we pretty much walked straight on to our bumboat and set off.
WHO IS LYNNY?
My name is Lynn, Lynny or even Lynnykansas. Blame the latter on a "Dorothy" Halloween Costume and a very funny kid a number of years ago (yes, that's you Meg!). I am a Brit who has spent 16 years in the USA, but is now experiencing life in Singapore for awhile, as a "Trailing Spouse".
More about me and why the blog is called It's Lynny Kansas.......
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