The afternoon at The Lost Gardens evoked the Heligan of the past beautifully with the laundry girls washing the sheets and putting them to dry on the lawn, the gardeners working hard in the kitchen garden and suddenly being told of the outbreak of war and that they would be needed. All the time strains of music could be heard from the local bands and our very own singers from Claire’s three choirs, brought together as the Ingleheart 100 for the day. Click on any photo for detail. Thank you to the lovely Mr S for some of the photos.
Mrs Barnicoat, the Housekeeper, speaking to the laundry girls
Singing in the Sundial garden
The gardeners being read the announcement of the war
The gardeners have just been told about the war
Thinking hard about whether to enlist
In the kitchen garden
Produce in the garden
Jack asking a passerby what his favourite vegetable is. ‘Apples’ replied the little boy
Messages of memory and loss
The 100 band entertains the crowds
Mrs Barnicoat chatting to a member of the audience
David in costume
Don’t the choir scrub up well?
Mingling while waiting to perform
My pal Sue and I, waiting for the call to sing
More of our beautifully turned out choir
Claire off to the stage as the last part of the day is about to begin with our singing
And we are on……
The next post will show the rest of the afternoon and evening as the tragic events of the war unfold.