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Events for 2017

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Monday 7 August - Visit to Shugborough Estate 9am to 4pm

Leave RAF 9 a.m. - Return 4 p.m. - Cost £18

Join us on our trip to Shugborough to see the rare survival of a complete estate including mansion house, servants' quarters, model farm and walled garden. Explore sweeping parkland and a landscape peppered with monuments, then discover Park Farm, created at the cutting edge of cultural reform. Unearth unusual treasures and experience life below stairs in the Georgian mansion before entering the world of glamour and royalty in the apartments of Patrick Lichfield, 5th Earl and fashion photographer.

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Saturday 12 August - Croome Estate Walk with Michael Forster-Smith and John Chugg - 10am to 3:30pm

Meet RAF 10 a.m. - Cost £12 with lunch - £6 without lunch

This year we are having two walks, Michael will lead one of his much loved longer walks into the outer parkland, approx. 4-5 miles and John Chugg will lead a shorter
walk approx. 2.5 miles to see the old salt baths on the airfield, the carriage splash and explore the Dunstall Castle area. We will all meet up for buffet picnic lunch by kind invitation of Ann Rimell at Dunstall Farm.

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Monday 4 September - Visit to Tredegar House - 8:30am to 4pm

Leave RAF 8.30a.m. - Return 4 p.m. - Cost £22

Enjoy a visit to one of the most significant late 17C houses in the whole of the British Isles.

For over 500 years the home of one of the great Welsh families, the Morgans, later Lords Tredegar. In 1951, Tredegar House was stripped, the remaining contents were auctioned, and the estate was sold. After 1951 the house was bought by the Catholic Church as a convent school. It was bought by the Newport Corporation Council in 1974, giving rise to its then status as "the grandest council house in Britain". Leased by the NT in 2011. Free flow visit allowing you to wander through the house, gardens, orangery, shop and of course visit the tea rooms at your leisure.

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Wednesday 11 October - Visit to RAF Cosford Museum - 9am to 4pm

Leave RAF 9 a.m. - Return 4 p.m. - Cost £18

An exciting day awaits us on our visit to Cosford. Get up close to over 70 aircraft housed in three wartime hangars. Marvel at the world's oldest Spitfire, visit the innovative National Cold War Exhibition displaying Britain's three V Bombers and discover the incredible stories of those who broke records in the air, risking their lives to protect our country.  Alongside the aircraft are related exhibitions, memorabilia, touch screen kiosks and much, much more. One visit will not be enough to see it all.

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Tuesday 14 November - A talk about Robert Adam by Michael Forster-Smith - 6:45pm refreshments - talk begins at 7:15pm

Tuesday 12 December - Visit to Ludlow Market and Food Centre - 9am to 3pm