The Burley family originally lived in the village of Gravenhurst, county Bedfordshire where they owned the "Green Dragon Inn". Terence Henry Burley (my grandfather) was born at the Inn in 1926 and is recorded on his UK birth certificate. There is still framed 19th Century documentation displayed on the walls of the Inn wherein evidence of Burley ownership in the past was mentioned. The family worshipped at St Mary's church and their graves can be found in the Churchyard. It was originally my great grandfather William Robert Burley together with his sister Laura Newby (born Burley) and her husband Thomas Newby who came to South Africa after the 1st World War. William Robert Burley married Ellen Margaret Anne Burley (born Foley) in 1922 in Benoni. We are their descendants.
“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door. You step onto the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no telling where you might be swept off to.” Hobbiton film set tour... definite highlight so far. Far exceeded my typically unrealistic expectations. #lordoftherings#hobbits#hobbiton#greendragoninn#nz18
Towards the Green Dragon Inn, a popular watering hole frequented by hobbits in The Shire. We tried their ginger beer and apple cider (complimentary drinks as part of the tour) traditionally brewed right there in Middle-Earth! 😋 While inside the Green Dragon Inn, I realized that I misplaced my camera! 😩 Spent a good few minutes panicking and looking for it, until our heaven-sent tour guide approached me and handed it over. 😭🤭 Hayyy 😅💀 #hobbiton#hobbitontours#theshire#greendragoninn#matamata#newzealand