Home of the Chinless dynasty since the 13th Century the present incarnation dates from the Victorian era, its predecessor having been destroyed in the nation's first insurance fire
Sir Arnold Grasp - plastic aerial millionaire, entrepreneur and local philanthropist but also proud husband to Lady Lavinia Grasp-Chinless and therefore Lord of the Manor. At his flank the ever-present Ms Thrash, his PA, sporting her trademark red boots. Rushing to serve his new master Umble - the under-sub-tween-neath-lower bootboy - attempts the trickey double handed fore-lock tug.
Sir Arnold casts a critical eye over his market garden. Ever the competitor the great man hopes to make his mark in the local community by sweeping the board at the annual Nemandible Parva Show - which his wife Lady Lavinia traditionally presides over
La Haye, a solidly built farmhouse on the Brussels/Charleroi road is fortified by Baring's KGL (King's German Legion) troops
A roadblock is erected, while greenclad riflemen take position in the nearby sand-pit
On the slope of Mt St Jean behind, the men of Bilandt's Dutch brigade - badly mauled at Quatre Bras two days before - now hold the forward slope. The bulk of the Allied army however lies concealed beyond the summit.
Built at the height of the Edwardian era Nemandible General Hospital is a testament to the style and confidence of that age - crowned by a forest of chimneys to provide an open fire in every ward and ranks of windows to deliver the fresh air and light that was needed the whole was topped by a brace of ornamental lanterns that concealed a state-of-the-art coal-fired ventilation system !!
To such practical ingenuity was also added the stylish refinement of a grand three-storey entrance hall and staircase.
While in back a therapeutic garden was included to cater for the convalescent - though, as can be seen, no consideration was given to the latest passing novelty - the horseless carriage