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In May we visited Shugborough Hall, home of the Earls of Lichfield, of which Patrick was probably the famous one. It was a lovely house and grounds with our mooring at the end of the fields. We stayed 3 days and took in much of the farm, house and gardens.


 
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  You cross to the house on this narrow old pack bridge.   And see this very imposing frontage.  
 
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  This is the working section of the house with the laundry and servants quarters - not bad hey?   This is the back of the house leading down to the river and formal gardens.  
 
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  The dining room ceiling is lovely and must have been inspired by Wedgewood.   This is the formal living room which was huge with a great big chandelier.  
 
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  There is a working mill and we bought some flour and baked some bread with it.   There is also a farm with lots of animals, best bit was giving the sheep a head scratch.  
 
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  The chickens were right characters.   More importantly there was also a working brewery with beer tasting - this was the master brewer.  
 
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  Tracy came face to face with her hero Geoff Tracy   And Paul met his favorite Muffin in the puppet museum.