Visit to St. Albans – Wednesday 4th March 2020

This will be the first Visit in 2020 and we will visit St. Albans in Hertfordshire, which is only 20 miles from London.  This was the first major town on Watling Street for travellers heading north.  It was originally a Celtic Iron Age Settlement named Verulamium, and grew to be third largest town after London and Colchester.  We will start the day in St. Michael’s village and we will learn about the early history of St. Albans at the Verulamium Museum.   We will visit St. Michael’s Church and Darrowfield House, the church’s Rectory in Victorian times.  Lunch will be at a local pub and after lunch we will visit the famous cathedral and then call in at the Deanery, a beautiful 18th century home which was once the Rectory for the parish of St. Albans.  At the end of the day there will be the opportunity to attend choral evensong in the Cathedral.  If you would like to attend this visit, please download and print the Application Form from the Member’s Area tab on this website, (the form was also inserted within our November Newsletter), and post it to Serena Merton at Vine House, Cherington, Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire CV36 5HS.  The cost per person is £90 which includes lunch, entry tickets and guides.