Saturday, October 13, 2007


On the way back from Luxembourg, we stopped off in Slough to go to a wedding. On the Thursday we visited Cliveden, rebuilt for the second time in 1855. It was bought in 1893by William Waldorf Astor, America’s richest citizen who gave it, in 1906, to his son and daughter-in-law, Nancy, Lady Astor, who became the first ever woman MP at Westminster in 1919.

The first photograph is of the main house ....

the second photograph is of the memorial garden dedicated to Canadian soldiers who died during both World Wars or in the hospital in the grounds afterwards. There are other nationalties, including American and British, there as well.

1 comment:

Katya said...

Can you even magine living in such grandeur? Even if I were a billionaire, one of the things I would not want is a HUGE house. My dream has always been a tiny house with LOTS of acreage.

Having said that, this is certainly a truly beautiful place, and the memorial garden is so very lovely!

It does look like a fine place to visit!