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"A Letter From Home. Dutton Massey Hall, Cheshire."

A picture of Dunham Massey, a Historic Building in the town of Altrincham, in the county of Greater Manchester

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Photographer: © Rod Burkey (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(17th September 2014)

A Letter From Home. Dutton Massey Hall, Cheshire.

This year, Dunham Massey Hall is running a commemoration of when it was turned into a hospital for wounded soldiers, from April 1917 to February 1919. On entering the Hall, one is advised that actors will be filling the roles of patients, doctors and nurses and that there should be no interaction between them and the visitors. It was all very moving during our visit there on 16th September 2014, seeing the room turned into a ward, and also another, a place for the recuperating men to relax. My picture captures a scene when a soldier, blinded and bandaged, is read a letter from home by his nurse. She has to read the sad news of his younger brother “B” having fallen on his birthday “Going over the top”. At the end of the reading the nurse presses the letter into the poor young man’s hands. If you are lucky, a trip to the Butler’s Pantry and the Dining Room will be rewarded by being greeted by a housekeeper and the butler. I can recommend a visit.

A picture of: Dunham Massey ( More pictures of Dunham Massey by Rod Burkey )

This picture also appears in the following picture tours:
England at War, Bygone Era, Stately Homes in England, Remembrance

Cheshire Dunham Massey WWI History Dunham Massey Greater Manchester Altrincham

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Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION Model: NIKON D300
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 50 mm, Aperture: f 2.8, ISO: 400, Exposure time: 1/125 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Date/Time Creation: September 16, 2014, 11:39 am

ImageID:1192567, Image size: 3160 x 2480 pixels


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Comment by rustyruth(17th September 2014)

Excellent image Rod. Wonderful processing and a very interesting narrative.

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Comment by Dave John(17th September 2014)

Excellent job Rod and interesting reading

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Comment by Vince Hawthorn(17th September 2014)

Splendid treatment of such a poignant scene, full marks to both those Hall and the actors and to your capture of the moment.

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Comment by Zbigniew Siwik(17th September 2014)

Excellent picture Rod .

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Comment by James Prescott(18th September 2014)

Another nice one ROD

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Comment by Martin Humphreys(18th September 2014)

Nice one Rod with interesting narrative too.

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Comment by David SwannPremier Member! Click for more info..(25th September 2014)

An appealing re-enactment picture well suited to the sepia processing.

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