The weather couldn’t have been better when a group of members and guests visited Island Hall in Godmanchester. Island Hall is the ancestral home of Christopher Vane Percy and his family who are the 7th generation to occupy the house. Following its decline during the Second World War the house was taken over by the Council and used as emergency housing. Saved by the Herrtage family in 1979 who were responsible for restoring the structure of the house to its original eighteenth century design, the current owner who is a highly recognised Interior designer, has brought the property back to its original glory. The beautiful grounds extend down to the river and ‘island’ and after a tour of the gardens, we enjoyed afternoon tea in the very grand Hall and then we had a relaxed wander around the interior of the home.