On the Sunday after the ball, there was a day trip to the nearby historic house Hinton Ampner in Regency costume. The original Hinton Ampner house was Victorian, but in the 1960s it burned down. The then owner, the 8th Earl Sherborne, completely rebuilt the house but in a Regency style. It is now owned by the National Trust.
The ceiling of Hinton Ampner Chapel
The Chapel interior
Everyone gathering in the car park waiting to go into the house.
The beautiful Drawing Room
Another view of the Drawing Room
In the Library - apparently this fireplace was designed for Napoleon
I LOVE this lady's spencer and bonnet. They are beautiful. :)
The Dining Room
Posing on the stairs :)
One of the bathrooms, it has a fake spider in the bath!!
One of the bedrooms
Posing on a window seat
Another bedroom. I love this bed.
Apparently black-tiled bathrooms were all the rage in the 40's
Breakfast all laid out for the 8th Earl
8th Earl's bedroom
We had a wonderful time wondering around the house and then went to the tearoom to drink tea and eat cake :). And then went on to have lunch at a pub in our costumes. Yes tea and then lunch is slightly the wrong way round but we were hungry :).