Lord Belmont In Northern Ireland

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Observations and experiences from a personal perspective. Writing about a wide variety of topics including The Monarchy, The Nobility, The Gentry, Heraldry, Pageantry, Heritage, Country Houses, The National Trust, Brackenber House School



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Glorious North Antrim

on Sep 18, 2016 in: Holidays

I've already said it many times though, for the benefit of new readers, I shall reiterate and reaffirm my great fondness for the village of Bushmills in County Antrim.I stayed at my aunt's holiday home in Portballintrae for a few days and, driving pa...

Portballintrae Visit

on Sep 16, 2016 in: Holidays

I spent a few hours at the Bayview Hotel, Portballintrae, County Antrim, last night.I had a Nero Wolfe detective novel and, of course, the iPad.The Bayview Hotel is well established in the village and, in my experience, the staff are generally very w...

On Gibb's Island

on Sep 15, 2016

I was at Ballyquintin last week; and yesterday was spent with a dozen National Trust Strangford Lough volunteers at Gibb's Island, a truly beautiful property beside Delamont Country Park, County Down.The closest village, Killyleagh, is merely a few m...

Brackenber Images

on Sep 14, 2016

Do any readers possess photographs of Brackenber House School?There are bound to a few colour ones from the time before the house was demolished.Could you have a look at an old album, perhaps, and send it to me by email?Thank you.

Prince Henry of Wales

on Sep 14, 2016

PRINCE HENRY OF WALES is 32 today.His Royal Highness Prince Henry Charles Albert David of Wales, KCVO, is the younger son of the Prince of Wales and is fifth in line to the Throne.HONOURS 6 February 2002: Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal 5 May...

High Flyer

on Sep 13, 2016

I was thirteen years old when this picture was taken.I won the senior 100 yards, long jump, triple jump and, I think, the 220 yards; and went on to win the Victor Ludorum.The occasion was the annual Brackenber House School sports day, which took plac...

This family deduces its descent fromJOHN SMYTHE, of Corsham, Wiltshire, living in the reign of HENRY VIII, who married Joan, daughter of Robert Brouncker, of Melksham, in the same county, and had issue,John;THOMAS, of whom presently;Henry;Robert;Rich...