Following in Churchill??s footsteps

by Helen Hooker April. 12, 2012 4972 views

Our venue for the Northern Recorder Course this week is Bawtry Hall [bawtryhall.bawtryhall.com] near Doncaster. Bawtry Hall is currently used for residential courses and conferences but it had a strategically crucial role for the RAF between 1941 and 1984 when it was the location of Bomber Command [en.wikipedia.org]. Our evening playing sessions are held in the old Command Room and it??s very odd to think that Sir Winston Churchill once sat there (apparently he had his own personal leather chair in one corner) overseeing missions such as the Dambusters raids of 1943. I??m hoping to take some more photos around the interior during the week but today I decided to focus on the hall??s main entrance.

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Tom 5 years, 5 months ago

Fantastic capture well done

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Lukesmom 5 years, 5 months ago

Great shot and history lesson!

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Eiram Marie 5 years, 5 months ago

Great shot! So you are touching history, Helen!

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Sandra Vermeulen 5 years, 5 months ago

Those old buildings, so beautiful, so full of history!

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Larry Sample 5 years, 5 months ago

Fantastic shot and history!

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Josy 5 years, 5 months ago

A very interesting report, Helen... Thank you for sharing these knowledge with us
The B&W is perfect here

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Pete 5 years, 5 months ago

love the tone

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Larry Nelson 5 years, 5 months ago

What history! Being there must be very humbling.

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Marsha 5 years, 5 months ago

Amazing historical connection, Helen. I think I would be in awe. Interesting shots with great texture!

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Jennifer Litwinowicz 5 years, 5 months ago

love the lines in this

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Magdalena Z. 5 years, 5 months ago

niceee :)

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