On Sunday we travelled through Leek, Buxton and Glossop on our way to the outskirts of north Sheffield and over the M1 to the lovely village of Wentworth to meet up with the equally lovely Diane who was waiting for us in the car park at the garden centre which is in part of the Wentworth estate.
It must have been one of the hottest days of the year so far! We had a picnic under the trees before we set out on our long walk around the estate and village. We walked, we talked, we laughed and shared stories and memories and Diane, a super guide, told us all about the history of the 'big house' and the village. She pointed out all the sights including some of the follies to be seen across the parkland.
Below are some images of the day
I loved the village
With its lovely little cottages and beautiful churches
This is the 'old' church, now redundant and cared for by the Church Conservation Trust - it was so cool inside with the most beautiful windows.....
...... ancient tomb stones and memorials to members of the Wentworth/ Fitzwilliam families including a display with many old photos of the large house, estate and the village. The tombs of the family are inside and outside in the church yard are many grave stones dedicated to the estate workers.
We passed straight from one church yard to another to visit the 'new church' which again was so beautiful inside.
This is the Victorian gothic church whose spire you can see up on the hill as you approach the village
After tea and scones on the terrace at the garden centre's new cafe we wandered around the ornamental gardens.
It was so pleasant and cool under the trees
What a wonderful place to have so close to your home, Diane. Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to be our guide we had the most wonderful time!