Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Walton Hall, Wakefield

I spent last night at Waterton Park Hotel near Wakefield. The hotel incorporates Walton Hall, the traditional home of the Waterton family, which sits on an island in an artificial lake.

I thus came across Charles Waterton, the 19th century naturalist and eccentric. He may well have been a friend of Lord Bonkers' grandfather.

There is a better photograph (if you ignore the helicopter) of the Hall here.

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