As children, we didn't really mark New Year's Eve, and I do not remember ever being upset about that, and still don't. It may be because I do not like late nights. 😀😀
However, in 1999, the New Year and the start of the new Millennium had to be celebrated. My brother worked on the farm at Shrubland Hall, (back in September I made a trip to Suffolk and mentioned that my brother use to work on the Estate), and the owner organised a party for the evening in one of the barns on the farm. This is a before photograph:
I do have other photographs but I am afraid they are far too dark to see anything and put on here, but it was a lovely evening.
This morning a friend send me this link on the current state of Shrubland Hall. I also found this story of when Shrubland Hall was put on the Historic England's Heritage at Risk register, this happened a month after my visit. All very sad to see this happen to a building with such a wonderful history and for me, the personal connections.
Wishing you all a Merry New Year and all the best for 2022.