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Summer Outing: Leicester 12 August 2020
We will visit the City of Leicester to discover the history from the time of the Romans to the finding of King Richard in a car park. We will take a walking tour of this old / new city with our Blue Badge Guide Roger Bailey.
After free time we will re-board the coach to visit the Abbey Pumping Station museum. Opened in 1891, the Abbey Pumping Station pumped Leicester's sewage to the treatment works at Beaumont Leys and the grand Victorian building and beautifully decorated beam engines were a cause of great civic pride. The building closed as a pumping station in 1964. A truly beautiful place to visit.
Price: £35.75 Leaving Amwell roundabout bus stop 8am, Library, Fire Station, Kings Hill, 8.10am, Wodson bus stop 8.15am.
A Tale of two Riverside Towns: Thursday 24 September 2020
The day begins at Suffolk Food Hall where morning refreshments and local foods can be purchased. On the coach to Ipswich, Claire, our Blue Badge Guide, will give an introduction to the town. Time will be made available for lunch to be purchased. The day concludes with a visit to Woodbridge, a food lovers’ paradise and home to a rare example of a working Tide Mill. Our guide will be offering optional guided walks in both Ipswich and Woodbridge.
This trip is now fully booked. Price £27.50. Leaving Amwell roundabout bus stop 7.45am, Library, Fire Station, Kings Hill, 7.50am, Wodson bus stop 7.55am.
Newmarket: Thursday 18 March 2021
After a guided tour of the National Stud, you will be taken into Newmarket for your own lunch stop. Then make your way to The National Heritage Centre, where we have the chance to meet former racehorses, and at 2.30pm there will be a demonstration highlighting how they are retrained.
St Paul's Walden Bury: Thursday 8 April 2021 (half day visit)
The home of the Bowes-Lyon family, and the reputed birth place of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.
We have a guided tour of the house, which dates back to 1720, before taking afternoon tea. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore the Grade One garden. Laid out in the 18th century, it has kept its original concept of a formal woodland garden, with temples, statues and ponds. Hopefully, we will be lucky enough to see the rhododendrons, magnolias and azaleas in full bloom. This is not a conventional garden but one very attractively laid out with hidden views as you stroll around; you might even discover the secluded terraced theatre.
Price £28.50 inclusive. Leaving Amwell bus stop 12.30pm, Library, Fire Station, Kings Hill, 12.35pm, Wodson bus stop 12.40pm.