What a wonderful sight - the Cygnets have arrived! They are grey in colour and gradually they will turn brown over the first six months. This is the time when they learn to fly. By one year old they are predominantly white but the beak remains grey/pink. Full white plumage and orange beak come with maturity.
Did you know that Swans at rest will often tuck one foot up on their back, possibly to dry - this can give rise to speculation that they have an injury!!
Doesn't everyone love a happy ending...
Egginton Hall History
Egginton Hall mansion stands in it's own grounds in the village of EGGINTON. Egginton is a village and a parish in the district of Burton-upon-Trent, and county of Derby. The village stands on the verge of the county, near Icknield-street and the river Dove, adjacent to the Grand Trunk canal.
Egginton Hall was visited by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra on their way to Doncaster Races in 1902
Picture of the Hall in 1930
A major flood in 1932 surrounded the village, doing a great deal of damage.
Years of neglect during the war and other untreated damage meant that the Hall was no longer weather proof and after the war there was not the money, materials or inclination to do up large houses. As a result it was pulled down in 1954.
Another major flood in 1964 led to the building of a flood bank around the village in 1967, which succeeded in keeping further floods at bay
1994 sees the start of the building of the new Egginton Hall
Through the Lodge gate can be see the re-incarnated Egginton Hall. ... As part of the landscaping a lake and cascade were created and an iron bridge
For a trip down memory lane please click here to see more photos.
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Viewings are taking place throughout summer so please book a day & time with the events team but hurry only 4 dates left for 2015