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Events for 2018


Saturday 11th August Walks with Michael Foster-Smith and Dennis Williams

Meet RAF 1.30 p.m - Cost £10 with tea - £6 without

Dennis Williams will lead a walk highlighting the archaeological finds within Croome. The key areas he will cover are the latrine and holloway behind the Temple Greenhouse, the boathouse, the North Lawn, and RAF Site No. 5 on the ridge near the Rotunda. If there is time and the weather permits he will visit the carriage splash and also the huge WW2 earthworks in the wood on the E boundary. 2.5 -3.5 miles dependant on route and time (less if you prefer to stop at the Court)
Michael will be leading a walk to Pirton Castle taking in the landscape of Croome from afar. He will pass Pirton Pool, Pirton Court and Pirton Church where he will tell you the story of the village and the history we have on our doorstep. This will be approx. 5-6 miles.

We will meet at the Rotunda for afternoon refreshments.

Suitable outdoor clothing and shoes

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Thursday 6th September Trip to Kew Gardens

Leave RAF 9 a.m. - Return 4 p.m. - Cost £30 - Land train £4

Kew is a UNESCO World Heritage site offering unique landscapes and iconic architecture from every stage of the garden's history. The collection of plants is the largest and most diverse in the world. Attractions include the Palm House, Treetop Walkway, The Hive, the Marianne North Gallery and many more. There are 5 places to eat and plenty of shops to bring home ‘a bit of Kew’. For an additional £4 (£5 on the day) you can use the hop-on hop-off Land Train to explore the extremities of the gardens.

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Wednesday 10th October NT Upton House

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

Join us for a visit to NT Upton House and see the wonderful art collection and hear the stories of Upton's history as a home 'made to measure' in the 1920s. Follow the
renovations and witness the before and after as the Bearsteds created a made to measure family home, fit to showcase a world class art collection, including works by
Bosch, Stubbs, El Greco; as well as fine porcelain. Wander through the spectacular feature garden with lavish herbaceous planting and thriving kitchen garden, all reflecting
in the Mirror Pool. With timed entry tickets we can free flow through the house before buying lunch or a snack in Iris's tearoom.

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If you are interested in any of the events please complete the appropriate reply slip(s), and return them with your cheque(s) and a stamped address envelope to the named person by the dates given. We would appreciate one cheque per event please.

If you wish to bring a friend there will be an additional charge of £2 per event for non-members, if space permits after the closing date.

On the reply slips we are asking for the name of a family member or friend with whom we can get in touch with during an event or outing should we need to.

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 23rd October Women in History a talk by Amy Forster-Smith
Monday 12th November. Talk : RAF Museum