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Easter at Ham House

Last year we spent Easter in Dover with the boys while Elizabeth was in Tampa with her soccer team. This year, we're home, so Beth planned a quick afternoon visit to Ham House, which is just across the Thames from our house. I've run past Ham House countless times, yet never bothered to stop in. Since we're members of the National Trust, it's free for us, so stopping by any of the properties for just a couple hours is easy enough.

Being Easter, they arranged an egg hunt for the youngsters with the promise of a chocolate treat if you complete the trail. Game on for Henry!

A short bike ride and we approached the house.


I immediately told Beth that it reminded me of the style of Hampton Court Palace. The architecture and the brickwork look very similar. Ham House, built in 1610, is 100 years younger than Hampton Court. Given their proximity to each other, surely the brick could have come from the same place.
Originally built in 1610, Ham House is the creation of an enterpr…