Recently one of the rangers Toby, took myself and other member on a guided walk round the Nationa Trust Demesne at Mount Stewart. Last year they purchased the remaining acreage of the estate. This is part 1 of the images I photographed that day, the remaining parts will be published on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Toby firstly showed us the play area which is totally natural and features all the creatures from a book called The Magic Ink Pot which Edith, Lady Londonderry wrote. This book is being republished this year again.
This is the group of staff and volunteers listening while Toby explained how the whole demesne is laid out over the 1000 acres. It will be exciting to be able to buy The Magic Inkpot and discover what part all these creatures played in the book. Lady Edith wrote the book for her five children. Enjoy and when it is published I will let you know how you can obtain a copy (some of you asked me about this when I played Nanny Stevenson at Mount Stewart in October when the book was referred to)
I think children will love playing and climbing in this area and I hope you enjoyed seeing part of it today.
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