Wednesday, 13 August 2014

To Lymm

Tuesday 12 August. zero

We walked through Dunham Town to "Dunham Massey Hall". A National Trust 18th-C house in a setting of manicured lawns and gardens, lake and woods where the deer have freedom to roam. During WW1 the house had been used as a hospital and was presented as it was in 1918. Quite moving to read the stories and medical notes of the patients. Stamford Hospital, as it was called was in the downstairs rooms while upstairs was how the family used it during this time including one room full of the furniture that had been down stairs.
A private garden in Dunham Town

Dunham Massey Hall
downstairs ward
Operating theatre

Stanford Military Hospital flag

Wednesday 13 August, 4 miles

Set off, and soon looked across the canal to Dunham Massey Hall as we passed. Around the corner and stopped to look at the village of  Little Bollington. Quaint with a mill that had been converted. Around a few more corners and moor up in Lymm. A quick reconnaissance shows us another interesting and slightly different village which will keep Diana's camera busy.

Durham Hall from canal

Tasteful conversion of  an old corn mill.
A walkway into Lymm


  1. Kia ora, we have been following for UK canal travels. I am a New Zealander base close to the Bridgewater canal, if you are stopping over, send me an email and perhaps we can meet up. xx Makuini

  2. I'm not sure if this will get to you Posting comments on your blog is not easy. Any way good to see you are under power and on your way