Overbeck’s is an Edwardian house, that is home to an eclectic collection of, stuffed birds, beetles, bones, dolls, nautical artefacts and the rather eccentric inventions of the houses one time owner Otto Overbeck.
But I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have been allowed to photograph them, so I didn’t ask. (Oh, I now read the rules have changed a little, but does posting images on your blog count as private use? I dunna know, answers please.
During World War One, Overbecks was used as a hospital
Mr & Mrs Vereker, who, in memory of their son, killed in the WW1, offered their new home to the Red Cross Society to be used as a Voluntary Aid Hospital for the treatment of convalescent British and allied troops.
A world away from the horrors of the trenches, over a thousand troops stayed here during that period, all survived and five left with new brides!
I spent my time in the garden, there was tour of the garden ongoing, with one of the gardeners,
But I took my own path, I was in no mood to be hurried