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A Visit to Hatton Grange
Tuesday 31 July 2018

Visit to Hatton Grange July 31st 2018 

Another glorious summer’s day and a leisurely start - 09.45 - for our group of 50 to embark on our bus to go to Hatton Grange near Shifnal. This is the family home of Rupert and Christina Kenyon-Slaney who made us very welcome from the moment we arrived. We assembled in the cricket pavilion and after coffee and lovely home-made flapjacks, Rupert delivered a very informative talk on his family’s history - and in the light of the recent football World Cup in Russia, he didn’t forget to mention that his great-great grandfather had scored the first international goal for England against Scotland in 1873! We then divided into 2 groups for a tour of the house with Rupert whilst the other group were escorted around the gardens by Christina. The house was historically fascinating but also had some lovely modern furniture from the Viscount Linley range. The very impressive gardens are gradually being restored - a work in progress. After both groups had made their tours, we were back in the cricket pavilion where we were treated to a superb luncheon. Throughout the whole time we were with them, Rupert and Christina made sure that no stone was left unturned to ensure a successful visit and everyone agreed that it had all been fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable.