Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Woods

Well, Halloween is upon us, Readers. The NT volunteers are working at Chapel Island, Greyabbey, today; followed by a behind-the-scenes tour of Mount Stewart House; though , regrettably, my excuse is that I have a slight chill, complete with tickly throat, hence I shall remain at Belmont GHQ.

Back in the distant past, when I wore short trousers, the parents organised a fireworks display. Self and pals all trooped over to "The Woods"(formerly the grounds of Norwood Tower; how housing), where we all enjoyed ourselves.

There was a kind of swamp in The Woods, likely the former pond.

Norwood Tower, demolished about 1954, was arguably the largest house in the vicinity. Judging by an old map, it was certainly greater in size than Craigavon House, ersrwhile seat of Sir James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon.

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