Category Archives: Reviews of past events

Many thanks to Pat Wilkinson for organising a second outing to the THURSFORD SPECTACULAR

Thanks to James Bergin for the photographs.

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CIRENCESTER-Tuesday 9th. May 2017

 

This outing was led by David Wilkinson who is the retired Stafford Borough archaeologist and who used to live and work in Cirencester, known as the capital of the Cotswolds.

 

Low aerial view of the Cirencester amphitheatre

 

Corinium Museum, Cirencester

The award winning Corinium Museum is the must-see visitor attraction of the Cotswolds.
Leave the 21st century behind you and discover the treasures of the Cotswolds as you explore its history at this multi award winning Museum.

The Corinium Museum has one of the finest and most extensive Roman collections in the country. Corinium, Roman Cirencester, was the second largest Roman town outside London and the major Roman administration centre for south-western Britain.

Other attractions include the Brewery Arts Centre and the parish church.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blenheim Palace FLOWER SHOW-Friday 23rd. June 2017

Pat arranged an outing to the

BLENHEIM PALACE FLOWER SHOW

BLENHEIM PALACE, WOODSTOCK, OXFORDSHIRE 

on Friday June 23rd. 2017

 

 The Blenheim Palace Flower Show returns for its fifth year in June this year. This wonderful three day show celebrates the very best of gardening, home and lifestyle. It is packed with inspiration, flowers and plants and everything you need for your home and garden. The show is a celebration of lifestyle and the great outdoors.

This years event was officially opened by Alan Titchmarsh, TV’s favourite garden presenter.

 

 

 

 


 

Outing to Rode Hall and Gardens, Cheshire Tuesday August 1st. 2017

 

Janet arranged an outing to Rode Hall, one of Cheshire’s most exquisite country houses.  Discover more about its rich heritage and how the Baker Wilbraham family who have owned it for approaching three hundred and fifty years, have contended with the challenges of social change and architectural trends through to its ongoing conservation and restoration today.

Rode’s Grade II listed park and gardens are amongst the finest in Cheshire.  A seventeenth-century survey described ‘orchards, gardens and courts within the Greene before ye hall’ but there are no further records of the grounds until 1790 when Richard Wilbraham Bootle commissioned a ‘Red Book’ from the landscape gardener Humphry Repton (1752 – 1818).

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