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Sunday, 20 May 2012

The Mitford Family Album...

I've scanned some rare photos for The Mitford Society from the out of print The Mitford Family Album by Sophia Murphy (Debo's youngest daughter). And also some photographs from Decca, The Letters of Jessica Mitford. So, if you're going to steal these please do credit where you found them because you won't find them anywhere else on the net!

Merry Christmas from the Treuhafts! Dinky, Bob, Nicholas, Benjamin & Decca, 1950s


Pamela & Tom

Pamela, Nancy, Diana & Tom, 1914

Decca & Dinky

Lady Redesdale & Debo at The Grand National, 1937


Diana & Bryan Guinness

Diana & Bryan Guinness, 1932

Debo in Switzerland, 1931

Diana & Sir O at Tullamaine Castle, 1951

Lady Redesdale & Debo

Debo, 1934

Sir O & Diana, 1936

Nancy & Peter Rodd in Brighton

Debo, Decca & Unity on a cruise

Unity, Decca, Lady Redesdale & Debo

Unity & Diana in Munich


Decca in Portugal, 1936

Debo signing up for National Service, 1941

Debo on her wedding day, 1941

Pamela & Derek Jackson

Decca & Bob

Unity & Decca, 1930


Nancy & Decca in Paris

Decca & Lady Redesdale on Inch Kenneth, 1959

Decca the pop star, 1996

Debo with Aly Khan

Debo with Kick Kennedy

Debo, 1950s

Debo in an unsual hat gifted by Evelyn Waugh

Saturday, 19 May 2012

The Cat Garden

The weather has finally cleared up!! Today I visited Belfast Castle with the intention to visit the quirky cat garden which is very beautiful with spectacular views of Belfast lough. Please note, you cannot take dogs into the garden, so Lola had to watch from afar, however, you can take your dog everywhere else around the castle grounds which has lovely walks along the cave hill.

Because we had Lola with us we couldn't venture inside the castle, which was very busy with a function anyway, but I'll return for lunch and to visit the Cave Hill visitor centre which houses an authentic replica of a 1920s bedroom and other interesting information about Cave Hill and all that inhabited it from the stone age until the present day, also there is an antique shop in the basement.

Lola's waiting for a five gun salute

Underneath the stairs
 If you're wondering how to get to Belfast Castle (a mystery to me for such a long time) take the road for the Zoo and it's the next few entrances up, just keep driving toward the lovely Edwardian townhouses and then you'll see the signpost. Prepare to be dazzled as you drive up the long and winding driveway toward the castle.

The castle isn't exactly a castle but a massive country manor built two centuries ago. To find out more click here