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The words for the plaque that stood where Headley stood

- April 16th, 2012

HEADLEY provincial plaque

Text for plaque that once stood outside Headley, former home of Sir Adam Beck

JBNBlog bows deeply to the friend who sent along these words. Where is the plaque itself? We know all too well what became of the beautiful house, do we not?  Semper Beck. Semper Ottaway.

headley_beck

“Last night I dreamt I went to Headley again. There was Headley, our Headley, secretive and silent as it had always been, the grey stone shining in the moonlight of my dream, the mullioned windows reflecting the green lawns and the terrace . . . Then, like all dreamers, I was possessed of a sudden with supernatural powers and passed like a spirit through the barrier before me.”