Monthly Archives: August 2011

DILLINGTON OPEN DAY 2011

Preparations are well underway for our Open Day a week on Sunday – 4th September.  The weather has been so lousy this week it can only get better by the time the great day arrives.  Actually, although we have a wet … Continue reading

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Tears for the Weeping Willow

The vista down the park from the croquet lawn is one of the defining views at Dillington. The long view formed by carefully planted trees adds wonderfully to that sense of getting away from the hurly-burly and into something natural … Continue reading

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Summer School in Full Swing

The Dillington Summer School lasts for two weeks and is a veritable miscellany of lectures, visits and activities.  All the accommodation is taken and numbers are supplemented by those attending on a daily basis.  The comings and goings of the … Continue reading

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Mahler as you’ve never heard it before…

Last week ended with Mahler very much in mind.  The BBC Proms had the charismatic Gustavo Dudamel conduct the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in Mahler’s Symphony No.2 ‘The Resurrection’ and down at Dillington we had some extraordinary Mahler … Continue reading

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Dillington’s First Royal Visitor

Monday 25 July 2011 was the occasion when Dillingon welcomed its first ever visit by a member of the Royal Family.  The Princess Royal descended from the skies in a helicopter to attend the Somerset Carers’ Conference.  She was attended … Continue reading

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