Homes, Gardens, Museums.
Historic Houses, Gardens and Museums
Visits in 2018:
1. 3 Feb Foulbridge Farm
2. 17 April Ormesby Hall
3. 5 June HIMALAYAN GARDENS AND SCULPTURE PARK
4. 7 Sept Ripon Castle
5. 6 Dec Treasurer's House, York.
1. Tuesday 14th May Saltaire
Saltaire, which is 4 miles from Bradford, takes its name from Sir Titus Salt. The village is still lived in today and has many interesting features. I won't give the information about the village as I will only be giving you what I found out on the internet, so please look at email@example.com and/or the Bradford tourist information site.
We filled the 29 seater coach at the last meeting so we have now organised a 49 seater coach. The cost will now be £11.50 (coach and tip). Members who have already paid for this outing will receive a £2 refund.
George Sheeran, who is one of our members, has kindly volunteered to take a group round Saltaire and introduce you to its history. The tour will be free. Please sign up at the next meeting if you wish go on the tour.
Leaving the bus station - 8.30
STILLINGFIELD LODGE GARDENS (near York)
Friday 5th July
Cost - £16.50 (including entry)
Leaving bus station at 10am
As the refreshments at the gardens are only tea/coffee and cake , to make a day of it we will call at Deans Garden Centre, York for a lunch stop and a "look about"!
We will leave the Garden Centre at 1 o'clock to be at Stillingfield at 1.30. We will given a short talk about the gardens before we go to the various areas.
You will find more details at "stillingfieldlodgenurseries.co.uk"
As we have almost exhausted the historic houses near to us, we decided to look further afield, we have arranged a visit to
NEWBY HALL AND GARDENS, RIPON
(You can look on line for details)
There are 2 admission prices - adult and 65 plus. Please, when you sign up, tick the box that applies to you. We have contingency plans that means you will all pay the lower price but we do want to let the booking office know that we have checked ages.
The admission price may see a bit higher than we usually pay but it covers a guided tour of the house (which was extensively used as a location for ITV's period drama "Victoria"), admission to the gardens (all 25 acres of them),the Dollshouse Exhibition and Giles Brandreth's Teddy Bear Collection.
Date - Thursday 19th September
Cost - £13 (bus and tip) +£14.50 (admission) = £27.50
Leaving bus station at 9am
Please remember , when signing up, you MUST give your membership number and phone number. We cannot contact you with info or problems if we don't have these numbers.
At the moment we have 7 places vacant on our outing to Newby Hall and Gardens in Ripon. We need to fill the coach to make the outing viable.
If you have a family member or friend(s) who would like to go with you on this outing, please let me know as soon as possible. If we find that we have not filled the coach by the end of the July meeting we will cancel the outing. We need to let the coach company know as soon as possible.
Please ring me, (a.s.a.p.) if you want to to go, but not yet signed up ( and paid the deposit!!) or if you want to take someone with you or you want some information. My phone number is 01723 512444.
Eileen and Marlene.