crx | fearlessly facing flincher

The frontage of the CRX, still looking impressive, despite its battered appearance. And considering its wartime construction, where it was probably thrown up very cheaply, it both looks fairly good and has lasted well.

The huge hole in the roof was once occupied by an impressive stone crest; either that of the Canadian Red Cross (unlikely as that would probably just be a … erm… red cross) or the coat of arms of the Astors.

Whatever it was, it was quickly ripped out once The National Trust gained the site. Which was fair enough – it’s theirs anyway. I wouldn’t mind betting that it’s currently in storage at Cliveden House with all the other interesting bits of stonework they keep under the building.