An evening visit to Buckden Towers
For 600 years Buckden provided a palace to the Bishops of Lincoln, more central than Lincoln to the enormous diocese that stretched from the Humber to the Thames and more convenient for the many needs of the state and church that generally went with being a bishop. The Towers, occupied since the 1950’s by the Claretian Missionary Brothers, contains the Great Tower built in brick by Bishop Rotherham in 1470 and several subsidiary buildings. The guided tour of the site by one of the Friends will include a look inside several buildings (depending on other bookings – this is now a study centre), the restored Knot Garden, and finish with tea/coffee and cakes.
Meet in Claret Centre car park off the High Street (north end of castellated wall) at 7.00pm. For more information about the Towers’ see www.buckden-towers.org.uk
Cost: £8.50 (proceeds to the Towers’ Friends). Book by Wednesday 15th June (please note early deadline date) by returning the booking form to David Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please pay in advance by cheque, Bank transfer (contact David for BACS details) or pay, correct money, on the day
Excursion Notes :
- Note especially the ‘Book By’ deadline. Early booking is helpfu. However, do telephone if you are able to come at the last minute. Where possible we will accept you. Any late bookings for Buckden visit to Philip Saunders on 01954 25021
- We are not providing an coach excursions this year as we thught covid concerns would keep interest in coach trips below what we need to make them viable, which has itself risen due to higher fuel costs. But please tell us if you miss coach excursions and wuld come on one despite higher cost
- If you need a lift please let us know and we will try and arrange.
- Non-members guests are very welcome
- The Society undertakes to make arrangements for the excursions but cannot accept liability for any mishap or loss connected with them.