Visits and Other Events

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Visit to Suffolk on Thursday 24th June 2021

Thursday 24 June 2021

Our first Visit this summer, keeping our fingers tightly crossed of course, will be to Suffolk on Thursday 24th June 2021.  In order to stay safe we recommend that members come in their own cars.  We will begin our Visit at Helmingham Hall to see the beautiful gardens and its Parish Church in its grounds.  We will then drive 20 minutes to the village of Dennington to see its fascinating Church and Old Rectory and have lunch at the Pub just next door.  After lunch we drive to Framlingham to visit the Church with two guides and the Castle.  Finally we will visit another charming Old Rectory in Cransford, belonging to one of our members who will offer us a well-earned cup of tea.  The cost of this visit will be £80 to include all entries, lunch and our guides. Nearer the time we will give you more precise details.  Please register your interest by filling in the Application Form, or by emailing our Administrator Alison Everington ali@everington.net

Visit to Chichester/Bosham/Boxgrove Priory on Tuesday 6th July 2021

Tuesday 6 July 2021

The second visit this summer will be to Chichester, Bosham and Boxgrove Priory.  We recommend members travel in their own cars as this is best way to keep safe.  We will begin the day at the charming harbour village of Bosham with its fascinating history.  We will do a gentle walk through the village stopping to see historic places, through the meadows and up to the famous Holy Trinity Church depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry.  We will move on to Old Park House to have lunch.  In the afternoon we will visit Boxgrove Priory and to end we will visit Chichester Cathedral and for those who wish to stay and listen, evensong is at 5.oopm.  The cost of this visit is £80 per person which includes our guides and lunch.  Please register your interest in this visit by filling in the Application Form on this link, or getting in touch with Hannah Niesler at –  hannahniesler@btinternet.com   Nearer the time we will give you more precise details of the visit, a map and postcodes.

Visit to Stoke Poges and Eton on Wednesday 28th July 2021

Wednesday 28 July 2021

The third visit this summer will be to Stoke Poges and Eton on Wednesday 28th July.  In order to stay as safe as possible we recommend that members travel during this visit in their own cars.  We begin the day at the Gray Monument (carpark nearby) and our expert guides, Roger Askew and Diana le Clercq will lead us on a ‘biographical’ tour seeing a number of significant places connected to Thomas Gray’s life.  The walk will be gentle with many places to stop and sit down.  After lunch we will drive to Eton (15 minutes by car) where the Emeritus Librarian, Michael Meredith, will welcome us into the beautiful old Library and show us the Gray Manuscripts.  The cost of this visit is £75 per person which includes our lunch and all our guides.  Please register your interest by filling in the Application Form or by getting in touch with our Membership Secretary, Serena Merton by email: s@smerton@gmail.com  Nearer the time we will give you more precise details of the visit and give you a map, postcodes etc.