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The dovecote, Nymans
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The dovecote, Nymans

The dovecote in the gardens at Nymans. The estate was handed over to the National Trust in 1953 and around this time Nymans gardens were overgrown and provided an adventure playground for me and my cousin. There were tawny owls nesting in the dovecote and we used to climb on a chair so that we could poke our heads through the hatch into the top chamber. Being quite wary of owls we placed an old-fashioned meat safe over our heads to view the owl sitting on the eggs through the metal gauze.
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