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Snug Harbour Lounge

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Snug Harbour Lounge
this house gives me the creeps,I don't like to work on it for long it gives out an eerie feeling this is the lounge I have added the piano and the ornaments but everything else is original the prisoner appeared to put old stamps on the walls I must photograph in better light and what looks like old tea cards they are mostly kings and queens ,the prisoner created all the furniture which had been glued to the floor over the years it has come away so I was able to cut some fabric ready for my cross stitching mats which is now covering the floor ,the prisoner took time to create false beams on the walls and a fireplace with what looks like cracker jack elephants on the mantle ,the tv has bush on the front and a little sideboard and centre table and sofa twin opening doors go out onto the back patio they appear to be made of thick card and remnants of old paint colour chart pieces are used in the kitchen and bathroom,I have not worked on this house yet just cleaned and disinfected I don't mind working on the outside but when the thatch top lifts off its so creepy,I often wonder who created this house and what life they must have had in dartmoor prison back in the 60s I do remember going past in the car as a child back then the prisoners where chained together going to cut stone at the quarry they used to stare at us they have a museum in dartmoor now but I could not get any further information of who may have built this house I have added the newspaper article that came with the house from the original owner who won it in a raffle
Posted on November 5, 2012 Full Size|

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3 Comments

Brooksey
6:32 PM on November 13, 2012 
I know it's a photo I'm seeing, but, to me, this seems a pleasant room, not creepy. Lovely restful colours.
Wendy Stephen
1:51 PM on November 6, 2012 
Amazing history to this cottage :-)
Lyss
10:04 AM on November 6, 2012 
You could try to find some consolation in imagening how the prisoner could escape from all the grim and mysery whilst creating a thing of beauty, wich must have been a rare good in Dartmoor back then.

I mean..it must be a labour of love in order to create something so pritty.

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