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Heroes at Highclere

Some general shots of a very enjoyable day at Highclere castle.

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The Red Arrows

A few more shots of the red arrows performing at Highclere.

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Heroes at Highclere – Kate Adie

A must-do at the Heroes at Highclere event was a visit to the speakers tent where Kate Adie the renowned British broadcaster, author and perhaps most famously the BBC’s veteran war reporter was speaking.   Kate spent about 45 minutes mesmerising the audience about the role of women during World War One.  Although I would have loved to have heard some stories from her time on the war front, her talk provided a  fascinating insight into the women’s role during the war which perhaps is sometimes not recognised.

 

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Heroes at Highclere – Alex Mendham & his Orchestra

One of the highlights at the recent Heroes for Highclere event at Highclere Castle was Alex Mendham and his Orchestra who along with the Dunlop Sisters were the stars of the music tent.  Alex and his orchestra accompanied by the Dunlop Sisters played some fantastic laid back and jazzy music from the 1920’s and 30’s which dreamily took you back to another time.  Very fitting indeed as the event was held to commemorate the end of the First World War and to honour those who serve and those who save in today’s world.

 

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Heroes at Highclere – The Red Arrows

A few shots of the scintillating Red Arrows taken at the ‘Heroes at Highclere’ event on 8 Sep 18.

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Budapest – Fisherman’s Bastion

A few shots of Fisherman’s Bastion which is one of Budapest’s many iconic attractions.  Located in the Castle Hill district of Budapest, the seven towers provide stunning views of Budapest and the Danube.

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Dunstanburgh Castle, Northumberland

Here are a few shots of Dunstanburgh Castle which  is located on a beautiful stretch of Northumbrian coastline.  The 14th century fortification  was the site of fierce fighting particularly during the war of the roses.  Not surprisingly the castle  is a ruin but nevertheless  a mightily impressive sight.

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The Castles of Skye and Eilean Donan

As many of you will know Scotland is renowned for its iconic castles and I was fortunate to  put that reputation to the test during my trip to Skye.  My trip took me to the 14th century ruins of Duntulm castle on the Trotternish peninsula, then to Dunvegan castle, the home for 800 years to the chiefs of Clan MacLeod and finally (or so I thought), to the 15th century ruins of Castle Moil in the village of Kyleakin.  However, I realised that the route home would take us via Eilean Donan, one of the most admired castles in Scotland and admittedly my favourite.  It can only be described as beautiful, situated on an island in Loch Duich, surrounded by stunning scenery.  If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Isle of Skye and its environs, please make sure you take time to visit what I can now confirm are most certainly extremely impressive historical monuments.

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