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Lews Castle Canon

Lews Castle Canon
William Hesketh Lever (Lord Leverhulme) bought the Island and castle in 1918. He gave the castle electric lighting, central heating, numerous bathrooms and intercom telephones. An enthusiastic dancer, he extended the ballroom by combining it with an adjacent drawing room. He hosted many famous visitors and invitations to balls at the castle were highly sought after.

I often wonder if the old canon had ever been fired or was it purely for decoration?

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one42chrisp
one42chrisp
Lovely fresh snow! Good shot!
5 years ago.
John Maenhout
John Maenhout
Excellent taken, nice presentation
5 years ago.