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Obituary of Anne, Countess of Rosse
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Obituary of Anne, Countess of Rosse

Anne, Countess of Rosse, died in 1992 aged 90, and the national newspapers gave her due recognition for her sterling work in the fields of horticulture and conservation.
The above picture from 1933 of her with her son, Tony Amstrong-Jones, was chosen to accompany her obituary in one of the major national papers.
The full obituary can be seen by selecting Open Document.

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Anne, Countess of Rosse, was percipient in her article in the National Trust Magazine of 1983. Her observation of the Trust becoming a "Supermarket" was true. Look at the overpriced Trust shops.
However, the word "Supermarket" can be replaced by "Theme Park" in their gardens.
Nymans has themed events all year round. The woodland is beset my screaming children running off the tracks, and dogs in the lake.
A "sanctuary" for wildlife? I think not.
As a footnote. NT total income Feb. 2013 £475 million. NT Enterprises, income from shops, restaurants and events, £59 million.
The analysis of net assets in the 2014 accounts shows £1,149,684,000. No wonder, as Handcross village streets are used as overflow car parking for free. No expenditure incurred for extension of parking on their own land.

Added by David Pearce on 25 November 2015
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