As September is filled with open heritage days and today we sampled one of them in Liverpool.
This weekend the mansion house re-opened after a lot of renovation work and as part of the open heritage days there was the opportunity to walk around and take part in various activities.
As well as activities we also got to see the Calder Stones that give the area its name. They are believed to be the remains of an ancient tomb that once stood on the border of Allerton and Wavertree. The stones are highly decorated with carved symbols. These have been in the park for as long as I know but have now been moved. Below are some of the pictures I took of the stones.
After we had walked around the house we had a walk around the walled garden. We don’t normally go in there as we would normally go to the park with the dog and he isn’t allowed in there. Along with all of the beautiful flower displays, we saw plenty of squirrels and birds. Below are some of the pictures from in the walled garden. Below are some of my pictures from in the walled garden.
Sudley House was completed in 1824 and it became the home of George Holt in 1884. George Holt was a shipping line owner and an art collector. On the death of George, the house was passed to his only daughter Emma. Upon Emma’s death the house was bequeathed to the city and is now under the control of National Museums Liverpool. Below are some of my pictures from Sudley House.