Visits and Trips
|Trips organiser||Maggie Watts|
|Holidays organiser||Jean Hardwick||494147|
|Loft Theatre visits||Sue Sheen||259923||Ros Heron||730712|
Click on the titles of the trips, below, for more details (if there are any).
Click on the names of the organisers to send them an email.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Jun 5th||HIGHGROVE GARDENS TOUR WITH LUNCH|
The Prince of Wales opens his gardens to the public on a few days each year and I have been able to reserve places for a guided tour of the gardens followed by lunch in the Orchard Restaurant. I think maybe I emailed on just the right day.
I’ll have more information nearer the time but I can confirm that although it is necessary to provide photographic evidence of identity, a bus pass or driver’s licence will do, no need for passports.
My apologies to everyone I have given the wrong information to! I totally misread the email I was sent and have therefore given the wrong price for this day trip. It will be £57 instead of £82!!!
The coach will leave Warwick Tesco car park at 8.45 am and I anticipate leaving Highgrove at 4.00 pm..
This visit is now full.
|Wed Sep 18th||MIDDLETON HALL AND TAMWORTH|
There will be a visit and tour of Middleton Hall, North Warwickshire, on Wednesday 18th September. We will leave Tesco car park at 10.45 am and drive to Tamworth. Here, we will be able to find a café or restaurant for lunch (not included), or perhaps have a picnic in the castle grounds by the river, leaving time to explore the town or visit the castle (reasonable mobility required and additional cost of £6.50).
We will then make the short journey to Middleton Hall with tea or coffee on arrival (included). Here we can choose one of three tours each lasting 1 hour. The Architecture tour will focus on the buildings ranging from Mediaeval to Victorian that comprise the moated mansion house. The History tour will explore the people who have lived at the hall, including a commander at the Battle of Hastings, a Tudor explorer, and Cassandra, Duchess of Chandos. The Garden tour includes the walled garden (with its original heated walls), which is planted in the Georgian style. (The Architecture and History tours will involve stairs.) We will finally have some time at leisure, perhaps to visit the Tudor Barn and Courtyard with its café, antique, and craft shops, before we leave for home.
For more information about Middleton Hall, visit its website or contact John Morgan
Cost will be £18.00 and payment and form should be sent to Maggie Watts, contact details in Info magazine. Remember to specify what tour you would like to be included on.
|Fri Nov 15th||Tutankhamun and The Roaring Twenties|
Friday 15th November
Pickup time: 9.00am
For more details and to sign up, contact Maggie Watts
The discovery of the boy king’s tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter in an expedition financed by Lord Carnarvon of Highclere Castle stirred up 'Egyptomania' in England. The 3,300 year old Egyptian designs influenced the art and architecture of the Roaring Twenties.
Cost: £53.00 per person
Click here for further information: Tutankhamun