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Woolsthorpe Manor

Here we have the childhood home of Sir Isaac Newton who every schoolboy or girl knew had an apple fall on his head and thus discovered gravity.

 

Now if that trio of old buffers had had an apple fall on their heads all they would  have discovered would have been concussion 

Woolsthorpe Manor

Here we have the childhood home of Sir Isaac Newton who every schoolboy or girl knew had an apple fall on his head and thus discovered gravity.

 

Now if that trio of old buffers had had an apple fall on their heads all they would  have discovered would have been concussion 

comments (18)

Well isn't that special!
Bill Phillips: Well it is E. He was a bit of a clever chap, unlike the motley crew I was with
i like your angle on this and sky helps a lot too
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ayush. It is a rather nice sky isn't it?
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 30 May 2017, 01:07
Is that an apple tree in blossom, Bill?
Bill Phillips: I rather think it is Ray
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 May 2017, 06:35
I see no old buffers, only seekers after truth
Bill Phillips: The old buffers are in front of the truth seekers who seem to think the truth lies elsewhere
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 May 2017, 07:02
Oh, I remember the photos of Chris! How many people lived once in this house?
Bill Phillips: I have no idea Philine. It was a working farm I believe at one time
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 30 May 2017, 08:31
"Newton was born three months after the death of his father, a prosperous farmer also named Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton, Sr. was described as a "wild and extravagant man." Born prematurely, young Isaac was a small child; his mother Hannah Ayscough reportedly said that he could have fitted inside a quart mug. When Newton was three, his mother remarried and went to live with her new husband, the Reverend Barnabus Smith, leaving her son in the care of his maternal grandmother, Margery Ayscough. The young Isaac disliked his stepfather and held some enmity towards his mother for marrying him, as revealed by this entry in a list of sins committed up to the age of 19: "Threatening my father and mother to burn them and the house over them."[2] Later on his mother returned after her husband died."
Bill Phillips: I remember his list of sins. If I did one it would be a big list grin
Trimbo only went in because he thought it was full of women.
Bill Phillips: Sad but true Michael
As a snapshot, I like it. I also think it kind of you to include the girls in your commentary.
Bill Phillips: I don't know what the gender neutral term is for boys and girls ....boils perhaps
What a tall looking house!
Bill Phillips: The end wall does lend that impression
I thought from one of the pictures from you or Chris the other day that you'd visited this place. There's a fine pub up the road that does very good meals, not that it is any good to you living on the other side of the country smile
Bill Phillips: Not handy from here Brian. Where we stayed at in Allington there was a very decent pud across the road that did good food and excellent beer.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 30 May 2017, 16:56
A lovely piece of history (I mean the house - those old buffers are not historic quite yet smile )
Bill Phillips: They are the stuff of legends Anne.
The nice sky adds to this historic home in your shot.
Bill Phillips: Yes I thought the sky set it off nicely Jacquelyn. Thanks
a grand and important home Bill... i seem to know all of the visitors at the old Manor....petersmile
Bill Phillips: It is really quite a modest house Peter but it was the home of one of the most important scientists. The visitors are, sadly, all too familiar
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 30 May 2017, 18:19
I could live in a house like that, Bill
Bill Phillips: I think i could too Lisl
Ouch!
Bill Phillips: Well it would hurt
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 May 2017, 21:29
I thought he was sat in an orchard he and discovered Eve? Or am I mixing my stories? Its a fine looking house.
Bill Phillips: Possibly Alan.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 30 May 2017, 21:30
..perhaps I should have just said "Cor..."?
Bill Phillips: I am glad someone has
Oh, I'm sure at least one of them would have discovered the apple smile

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