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Cromwell Manor :-
Welcome to Cromwell Manor A Historical Venue for all Occasions Cromwell Manor is a magnificent 15th Century Manor House set in 23 acres of land. The Manor, which is a grade II listed building, benefits from bordering a 300-acre country park which, like the venue itself, is steeped in history. From 8 acres of landscaped gardens we are able to offer stunning views across the countryside, which forms the perfect backdrop to any occassion.
It is our policy that Cromwell Manor only entertain one function at a time, therefore when you hire Cromwell Manor you hire the venue exclusively for the duration of your function.
SOMETHING "OLD", "NEW", "BORROWED", AND "BLUE"
The tradition of carrying one or more items that are "old", "new", "borrowed" and "blue" also comes from English. There is an old English rhyme describing the practice which also mentions a sixpence in the brides shoe. Something old, signifying continuity, could be a piece of lace, jewelry, or a grandmother's handkerchief. Something new, signifying optimism in the future, could be an article of clothing or the wedding rings. Something borrowed, signifying future happiness, could be handkerchief from a happily married relative or friend. Something blue, signifying modesty, fidelity and love, comes from early Jewish history. In early Biblical times, blue not white symbolized purity. Both the bride and groom usually wore a band of blue material around the bottom of their wedding attire, hence the tradition of "something blue". Originally the sixpence was presented to the bride by her future husband as a token of his love. Today, very often, it is the bride's father who places a coin in the brides shoe prior to leaving home for the church.