A Midsummer evening saunter around Elton

A midsummer evening saunter around Elton, Thursday 15 June.
 
 
A reminder of our first outside event of the summer, on Thursday week (details below).  Please let Jean Burbidge know if you are coming by emailing her by next Tuesday goslingwing@gmail.com
 
Ashley Mather, one of our members, warmly welcomes you for a gentle stroll around her historic stone estate village in the north-western corner of the ancient county. We will gather inside All Saints Church to admire and hear about the newly-restored William Morris and other high quality stained glass windows, then venture outside, wishing for a lovely evening. There is a hill in Elton but the pace will be leisurely as we study the buildings and excellent ridge and furrow in the Park by the Church..Sturdy shoes advisable.
 
Meet in the church 6.00 p.m.   Own Transport.  Allow 45 minutes from Huntingdon (A1 and A605).  From A605 turn right into village, go past Black Horse PH and church and turn left into Middle Street and left again into School Lane, where parking by churchyard is possible.  Alternatively use Black Horse car park, should you wish to sample their excellent food and garden (plus loos – none at Church) either beforehand or when we finish at approx 8 pm. Early booking advisable on 01832 280591. Pub post code is PE8 6RU for sat-navers.
 
Please tell us if you need a lift and we will do our best to arrange one.
No charge.  Donations invited on the day to Church & Chapel Fund. 

May Weekend 2017 – Exploring the Cotswolds

The Society weekend away for 2017 has been announced, we will be ‘Exploring the Cotswolds’ from  Friday 12th May to Monday 15th May 2017.

Day 1 we will visit Waddesdon Manor, a magnificent house in the style of a French chateau, and Compton Verney a Capability Brown landscaped park and an independent art gallery.

Day 2 in the morning we visit Burford village, a beautiful Cotswold town with an interesting connection to our own Oliver Cromwell and his treatment of his disgruntled soldiers and a group of Levellers. In the afternoon we visit Snowshill Manor, a unique house full of the extraordinary treasures collected by its owner Charles Wade

Day 3 we go back in time to the Romans at Chedworth Roman Villa, one of the grandest villas in the country. The afternoon we will be free to explore Cirencester.

Day 4 we start with a visit to Hidcote Gardens, one of our finest country gardens. In the afternoon we visit Broughton Castle, a fortified moated manor near to Banbury. Broughton was one of only 20 houses to be awarded five stars by Simon Jenkins in his book ‘England’s Best 1000 Houses.

For full details of the weekend please click on the following Exploring the Cotswolds 2017

A booking form can be downloaded by pressing [FORM] and printing the form.

President’s Lecture and Goodliff Awards Presentation 2016

The 2016 President’s Lecture by Dr Simon Thurley and the presentation of this year’s Goodliff awards will take place on Thursday 10th November 2016 at Huntingdon Town Hall, not 13th October as printed in your membership card.

The first Autumn lecture at the Methodist Church will be on 13th October. Further details on this lecture will be published shortly.