I loved the look of Edward Heath's former home, and enjoyed the wonderful garden. Inside, I felt less happy. Heath's personal taste was reflected in his collections of sailing memorabilia, porcelain and pictures. His grand piano was covered with photographs of the world leaders. The guide was excellent, recalling his days as one of Heath's security officers with great affection. I was glad to hear about Edward Heath's friendship towards the cathedral, and his garden and lunch parties.
Somehow the atmosphere was a little sad. Heath's home needed him to bring it to life. An enigmatic character. I was very surprised to see the unique Chinese wall paper, and hear that in his later, stairlift days, the former Prime minister would pause his chair to study the detail of Chinese mythology he had commissioned.
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