Nevil Shute Norway Foundation


UK 2003 - Day 4 - The Magical Mystery Tour

The Magical Mystery Tour begins with everyone ready and waiting for the tour bus
Our first stop. Nevil Shute's home at Pond Head. Everyone expressed surprise at the size of the home and grounds. Pond Head Plaque
Pond Head
Pond Head. The house was built in the 20s, and since then there have only been four owners.
View of the bay from the front of the house. Not visible is a boat house which is to the right of the picture. View of the bay
Work room
Window into the work room where Nevil Shute wrote several of his novels.
Our next stop is The Ship Inn for our morning coffee break. The Ship Inn is just a few steps from Langstone Mill. Morning coffee
Flora Tort's mill
Langston Mill.
After an interesting drive, with commentary by David Dawson-Taylor, we reached Exbury Gardens just in time for lunch. Our host at Exbury, Edmond de Rothschild is sitting at the back of the room, just under the window. Lunch at Exbury
Edmond de Rothschild and his buggy
Edmond de Rothschild in his buggy, ready to start our tour of the Exbury Gardens.
We were split into two groups. Our host and guide was Nicholas de Rothschild. This picture was taken at the Rock Garden. Nicholas de Rothschild