Sweet Villa of Highwic

Fell upon this place on a life drawing venture. You wouldn’t imagine you’d find an old heritage place in urban Newmarket but there it is, right beside the motorway on Gillies.Wandered around for a while,imagining life without showers and getting creeped out by so many old things and  doors suddenly banging shut behind me!

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The ball room, life drawing setting for that day.

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The drawing room, where ladies would withdraws and knit and sew and have tea.

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What girls bedrooms looked like back in the day ( I was bit creeped out by the dolls recalling horror-filled Chucky!)

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The maid’s room ( Mr. Buckland’s second wife was their former maid apparently).

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The boys room, bit less private than the girls.

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The bath.The water pipes have been added over time.

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And this would be my favorite place in any era!

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