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A Day At Downton Abbey

October 18, 2011 - 11:11 am No Comments

Sunday, 16th October – what a beautiful day… to spend at Highclere Castle (or Downton Abbey as we at Gecko call it) for their Heroes At Highclere event – raising funds for armed forces charities.

Help for Heroes

Help for Heroes

The Heroes event was a great way to raise funds for some fabulous charities, including: Help For Heroes, Royal British Legion, ABF, Horses For Heroes and the Florence Nightingale Foundation. There was masses to see and do, including watching the Kings Troop & Royal Artillery, the Royal Army Physical Training Corps and Heroes Help Horses

We also saw the fantastic War Horse, which is amazingly realistic – people watching obviously felt genuine emotion for the horse!

War Horse

War Horse

Various fabulous actors in vintage dress…

Vintage Dress

Vintage Dress

…and we were able to meet The Earl of Grantham, Isobel Crawley, Mr Carson, Mrs Patmore, Daisy Robinson and Tom Branson

Downton Abbey's Mr Carson

Downton Abbey's Mr Carson

A great day in great surroundings – and we have more to tell…