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Wednesday 24th April 2019

Coach Visit – Corsham Court, Corsham, Wiltshire

Photo by Doug Neale

All went well until we got six miles from Corsham Court when we were stationary in a traffic jam for a considerable time.  After telephoning James Methuen-Campbell the Curator we managed to re-schedule our private tour.  The rain stopped as we arrived at the magnificent Elizabethan house dating back to 1582.  We entered the 72 picture gallery designed by Capability Brown and marvelled at the paintings by Van Dyke, Carlo Dolci, Filippo Lippi, Reynolds and Romney.  Other state rooms contained furniture by John Cobb.  We went into the adjacent pretty village where many of the Poldark scenes were filmed to find some refreshment after which we went into the 17th century school house and pretty church and then returned to the house on an individual basis.  We had a very smooth, swift journey home.