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SquarePeg

Loughborough, United Kingdom

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Hello. 9th April and number ninety-nine in the ongoing 365 image mega series.
Taken this afternoon at Alfreton Hall in Derbyshire, England.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alfreton Hall was at the heart of local social and industrial history in Derbyshire. The history of the estate goes back to Norman times. By the 17th Century it was owned by the Morewood family, who were linked to local industry, mainly in coal mining. A new hall was built on the estate around 1724-25 by Rowland Morewood, with an additional wing added in 1855 by Benjamin Wilson. This made the hall a very substantial property.
In 1957 the Derbyshire County Council acquired the building and surrounding 4 acres (16,000 m2) of land.
Most of the house was demolished in 1968, having been substantially weakened by mining subsidence. However the 1855 extension, which has Grade II listed building status, was converted into an arts and adult education centre and the land became part of an attractive public park, providing facilities for swimming and other sports.
The property was sold to Genesis Social Enterprise in 2006 by the County Council.
In 2006 Alfreton Hall was fully restored to its former grandeur and now provides conferencing and banqueting facilities which can be used for concerts, conferences and weddings. It also hosts the I-ACE development programmes and other events.
Straight black and white conversion with levels and contrast adjustment and a high pass filter layer at two pixels.
Canon EOS 20D / Canon USM 28mm-105mm lens.
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