VISITS FOR 2017

Wednesday 21st June 2017  

MADRESFIELD COURT, near Malvern. coach, entrance charge and tour. Lunch at own expense. Depart Gordon Russell Design Museum at 9.15am for a 1.5 hour tour of Madresfield Court.

Cost: £25 includes coach travel, entrance fees and guided tour.

A moated house of considerable size Madresfield Court has its origins in the 16th century.   The interior, with many Arts and Crafts features, contains outstanding collections of furniture, pictures, porcelain and objets d’art, and a wonderful library designed by C.R. Ashbee (1863-1942) with many books printed by William Morris’ Kelmscott Press.

Madresfield website

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VISITS FOR 2017

Wednesday 19th July 2017

WINTERBOURNE HOUSE AND GARDENS Birmingham and ST MARY’S CHURCH, Lapworth, Warwickshire

Cost: £28 includes coach travel, entrance fees and contribution to Church funds

We will leave Broadway at 9.15 am for a self-guided tour of a rare surviving example of an Edwardian suburban villa built in 1903 for the industrialist John Nettlefold.  Our visit will also include a 45 minute tour of the seven acre garden inspired by Gertrude Jekyll.

After a pub lunch in Lapworth, at your own expense, we will they pay a short visit to see the Hugh Birkett woodwork and the New Jerusalem stained glass windows at nearby St Mary’s Church.

Winterbourne website

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Wednesday 13th September 2017

BUSCOT PARK, GREAT COXWELL BARN, THE PORTWELL BENCH, Oxfordshire

Cost: £25 includes coach travel, entrance fees and guided tour

Leaving Broadway at 9.00am we will visit Buscot, built in the 1780s and now the ancestral home of Lord Faringdon, for a guided private tour of the house by the curator.  Of particular interest is the Briar Rose series of paintings by Edward Burne-Jones in the Pre-Raphaelite room.  After lunch in Faringdon (at your own expense) we will have the opportunity to see the extraordinary Portwell Bench and its association with Salvador Dali.  The day will conclude with a brief visit to the nearby Coxwell Barn, which was much loved and much visited by William Morris.

Buscot Park website

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