The Cheshire Area of NAFAS

Tatton 2012

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Our title was "-----and keep thee what thou art, an English home."
From a poem about Bramall Hall bySamuel Andrew1887

There is something evocative and intensely romantic about a place which has been a home for over 1000 years. Bramall Hall, a Tudor. timber-framed manor house has been the cherished home of 3 major local families and, in 2009, also became the home of The Bramall Hall Flower Club.

It seemed entirely natural and appropriate that we should take our inspiration for our exhibit at Tatton 2012 from the Hall, featuring some of the abundant delights and unique features which make Bramall Hall special.

The black and white colouring of the exterior elevation was used throughout and there was a structure showing an interpretation of the wattle and daub infill of which the house is constructed. A plaster ceiling rose from the Withdrawing Room, a stylised Tudor rose, frames suggesting the famous wall paintings in the Ballroom and an elaborate Art Nouveau-style bell pull also became part of our thinking. Large trays of textures depicted the grounds surrounding the House and wrought-ironwork completed our design.

It was an experience which none of the team will ever forget and our special thanks go to the Officers and Council of Cheshire Area of NAFAS for giving us this amazing opportunity.

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