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Since the beginning of December, it has been the most
depressing weather I can recall since starting the website in
2001. We have had grey skies and rain almost every day in this
part of Lancashire. This note is to let you know that the
website has not been abandoned! Please visit the
daily wallpapers above or the other wallpaper pages until we get
some snow and / or blue skies and sunshine to make it worth
Update 23rd February 2020 : There are floods in many parts of the country and here in the north of England it's now raining every day and the skies are still grey, with no apparent change any time soon.
Wallington is a National Trust owned country house and gardens located near the village of Cambo and about 12 miles from Morpeth in Northumberland. Wallington was bought in 1688 by Sir William Blackett, a wealthy Newcastle family of mine owners and shipping magnates. They purchased Wallington as a country retreat from the family's main home at Anderson Place in Newcastle. It is said that Sir William's son and heir employed six men simply to carry him and his drunken guests to bed after their grand parties. When the son died, he left debts of £77,000 and an illegitimate daughter, Elizabeth Ord. Wallington then passed to his nephew Walter Calverley on condition that Walter married the illegitimate Elizabeth and adopted the Blackett family name. Sir Walter Calverley Blackett had the house and gardens completely redesigned. The noted landscape gardener Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, born just two miles away from Wallington and educated at Cambo School, was involved in the recreation of Wallington. The estate and farms were donated to the National Trust in 1942. There are 100 acres of rolling parkland, ornamental lakes, lawns, and a recently refurbished walled garden.