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The swindler, the cyanide pill and the underwater ballroom: The story behind Britain’s most bizarre folly

Everyone should have a ballroom 40ft beneath their lake ……….

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2058772/Witley-Park-Surrey-The-story-Whitaker-Wright-Britains-bizarre-folly.html

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  1. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse November 8, 2011

    It brings back fond memories of my own underwater ballroom in Argylle.

    *sigh*

  2. Breezy Carver Breezy Carver November 8, 2011

    WHy on Earth hasn’t any real Life Wealth brought that Ball Room to Life ???

    Beautiful Share Amber thank YOU !!

  3. Stargirl Macbain Stargirl Macbain November 21, 2011

    *contemplates her back yard* Yes, it totally needs a lake and an underwater ballroom. 

  4. Glaubrius Valeska Glaubrius Valeska January 22, 2012

    I heartily recommend the book H.G.Wells wrote that was influenced by this event: Tono-Bungay. It is a nice look into life in that time, mixed with elements familiar to New Babbagers (flying machines, weird science) and introducing something fascinating, the atomically unstable minerals Mr. Wells calls “quap”.

    Tono-bungay is a snake oil type product, but I invite you to take a look at the name of the stuff. Number of syllables, the placement of the hyphen. Remind you of any beverage very popular today?

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