Abney Hall, Cheadle

Abney Hall, Cheadle

Built in 1847, Abney Hall is in a relatively unknown area
between Cheadle and Disbury Villages to the side of the M60 motorway. The site was declared a Local Nature Reserve in 2005 and does have a surprising amount
of plant and wild life. We went this afternoon for a picnic and a walk around. The
only thing that spoils it is the noise of the motorway but this can’t be helped. I
remember coming here a lot as a child and the more I explored the more memories
of the place came back to me. I would certainly recommend it for a little walk around
the Nature Reserve. The hall itself (pictured above) is now used for offices, similar
to the situation at Bruntwood Park down the road (although Bruntwood is much
much bigger than this one. I think this was definitely a case of choosing the right
day to go as the weather was perfect. 

Bramall Hall, Bramhall, Stockport

Bramall Hall, Bramhall, Stockport by Ed OKeeffe

This afternoon I visited Bramall Hall, in Bramhall, Stockport. It is a wonderful example of a ”Cheshire Black and White” timber framed manor house, with origins dating back to Medieval England. The weather was wonderful as you can see from the photograph below. I am very happy with the hundred or so images that I captured today; including many interesting close ups of flowers.