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OUTINGS


Several outings to places of artistic and historic interest are arranged each year. The day-long trips include transport to and from Haslemere and start from Haslemere Hall in Bridge Street.

NOTE RE BOOKINGS
Booking for Outings usually takes place two months in advance at the monthly lectures on the third Tuesday of the month.
Members are asked to turn up to reserve their place and may book and pay for themselves and up to one other member.


Fulham Palace

Wednesday 27th February
FULHAM PALACE

Guided tour of Fulham Palace and Gardens (weather permitting).


Booking opens at January lecture

Ticket price: 42
Price includes two tours.
(Tickets are non refundable)

ITINERARY:

08.30hrs: Depart Haslemere Hall
10.30hrs: Coffee on arrival (incl)
11.00hrs: Guided history tour of the house
12.30hrs:  Lunch (light lunch incl)
14.00hrs: Tour of garden (weather permitting) or a talk on local archeological finds
16.00hrs: Depart Fulham Palace
18.00hrs: Arrive Haslemere Hall


Telephone contact no.: 07587142156


Fulham Palace, the historic house and garden of the Bishop of London since 704, is now open to all to discover over 1300 years of British history in the heart of London.  With archaeological evidence of Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman settlers and the foundations of a medieval palace under the East Lawn, the present site of Fulham Palace is steeped in history.  The building is a mixture of styles and periods, and what survives is a Tudor manor house with Georgian additions and a Victorian chapel.
The grounds of Fulham Palace have always served a variety of purposes; providing food for the household, a beautiful garden for relaxation and space, for both recreation and hospitality. Celebrated garden parties began with Mrs Tait in the 1860s. Bishop Creighton (1843-1901) exhausted his guests by taking them for fast walks around the garden. Bishop Winnington-Ingram (retired 1939) had a grass tennis court on the south west side of the lawn. Once enclosed by the longest moat in England, the garden retains 13 of the original 36 acres. The surviving layout is mainly 19th century with an earlier Walled Garden and some 18th century landscaping.  The garden includes many rare trees, including the ancient evergreen oak (Quercus ilex) located on the south side of the main lawn. It is estimated to be approximately 500 years old and is a Great Tree of London.


Avington Park

Wednesday 26th June
AVINGTON PARK, NEAR WINCHESTER

Guided tour of the house, followed by barrel organ recital in the church.


Booking opens at April lecture

Ticket price: 50
Price includes tour and recital.
(Tickets are non refundable)

ITINERARY:

09.30hrs: Depart Haslemere Hall
11.00hrs: Coffee on arrival at Avington Park (incl)
11.30hrs: Guided tour of the house
12.45/13.00hrs:  Lunch (incl)
14.15/14.30hrs: Barrel organ recital in church
16.30hrs approx: Depart Avington Park
17.30hrs: Arrive Haslemere Hall


Telephone contact no.: 07587142156


Avington Park is a privately owned stately home set in its own parkland, bordering the River Itchen. Once described by William Cobbett as “one of the prettiest places in the County”. First mentioned in the 10th Century as Afintun, Avington originally belonged to the Cathedral of Winchester until King Henry VIII granted the estate to Edmund Clerke.  Avington went on to host both Charles II and George IV in its amazingly decorated rooms. The estate was eventually sold to Lt. Col and Mrs Hickson in 1951 and is now in trust with their family.


Frogmore House

Saturday 3rd August
FROGMORE HOUSE, WINDSOR (TBC)

Evening tour of Frogmore House finishing with a glass of champagne.


Booking opens at May lecture

Ticket price: 48
Price includes tour and champagne.
(Tickets are non refundable)

ITINERARY:
16.00hrs: Depart St. Christopher’s Green promptly
16.10hrs: Depart Haslemere Hall
17.10hrs: Arrive Frogmore House
17.30hrs: Tour of Frogmore House
19.00hrs: Glass of champagne overlooking gardens
19.30hrs: Depart Frogmore House
20.30hrs: Arrive Haslemere Hall/St. Christopher’s Green


Telephone contact no.: 07587142156


Standing in the Home Park of Windsor Castle, the gardens at Frogmore House have been an enduring attraction for monarchs and their families since the house was purchased by Queen Charlotte in 1790. The name derives from the preponderance of frogs which have always lived in the low-lying and marshy area near the River Thames. The estate is the site of three burial places of the British Royal Family: the Royal Mausoleum containing the tombs of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert; the Duchess of Kent's Mausoleum, burial place of Queen Victoria's mother; and the Royal Burial Ground.  The house is open in August for private tours.


The Landsdowne Club

Wednesday 6th November
LANDSDOWNE CLUB, LONDON

Guided tour of the private collection of art, with the curator.


Booking opens at September lecture

Ticket price: 30
Price includes tour of the art collection.
(Tickets are non refundable)

ITINERARY:

08.00hrs: Depart Haslemere Hall
10.00hrs: Coffee on arrival at Royal Academy (incl)
11.00hrs: 1st group guided tour of art collection
14.00hrs: 2nd group guided tour of art collection
16.00hrs: Depart London
18.00hrs: Arrive Haslemere Hall


Telephone contact no.: 07587142156


The Lansdowne Club gives little outward sign to passers-by of its distinguished past. However, this noble Mayfair club is not merely a haven of civilised calm, but an architectural gem, rich in nearly 250 years of history.  Built in 1763, Lansdowne House became a social club in 1935. Unlike its contemporaries, the Lansdowne Club has admitted men and women with equal social status since its doors opened.  The Club's interior design is a mixture of Art Deco and Georgian and underwent extensive renovation in 2000. 


LAST OUTING IN 2018

The Theatre Royal, Bath

Thursday 11th October
THEATRE ROYAL, BATH

Backstage lecture and tour of the Theatre with a short performance.
Coach tour of Bath after lunch.


Booking opened at June lecture

Ticket price: 55
Price includes theatre tour, talk and performance, city tour and lunch
(Tickets are non refundable)

ITINERARY:

08.00hrs: Depart Haslemere Hall
10.30hrs approx: Arrive Bath
11.00hrs: Coffee on arrival at the theatre
11.30hrs: Guided tour of the theatre
12.15hrs approx: Illustrated talk
13.30hrs: Lunch (incl)
14.30hrs: Performance by Kim Hicks in 1805 Rooms
15.45hrs: Guided city tour of Bath in coach
16.30hrs: Depart Bath
18.30hrs: Arrive Haslemere Hall


Telephone contact no.: 07587142156


The Theatre Royal in Bath was built in 1805. A Grade II listed building, it has been described by the Theatres Trust as "One of the most important surviving examples of Georgian theatre architecture". It has a capacity for an audience of around 900.

The Theatre Royal was built to replace the Old Orchard Street Theatre, funded by a Tontine and elaborately decorated. The architect was George Dance the Younger, with John Palmer carrying out much of the work. It opened with a performance of Shakespeare’s Richard III and hosted performances by many leading actors of the time. A major fire in 1862 destroyed the interior of the building and was quickly followed by a rebuilding programme by Charles J. Phipps, which included the construction of the current entrance. It has undergone various refurbishments over the years, one in 1979, following public donations and when the theatre was bought by a trust, and the most recent in 2010 when work was carried out on the main auditorium.

Jane Tapley
is a highly experienced blue badge guide of many years and has a long association with the Theatre Royal. Jane’s knowledge and expertise of the Theatre makes her a unique and ideal guide for our day.  Jane will meet us on arrival and be our guide for the whole day.  As this outing is linked to the Study Day in May it would be good if you could come to both the Study Day and the Outing with Jane Tapley . However, each one is complete on its own.