Visits

WOODFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

SUMMER OUTINGS 2018

Outings can only be booked by fully paid up members. Please use the booking form provided, enclose separate cheques for each event (payable to the respective trip leader) and send them with one stamped SAE to each of the leaders concerned. In the event of outings being over-subscribed a ballot will be held on 13th March and members will be notified as soon as possible after that date.

 

Thursday 12th April The Courtauld Gallery

Led by a guide, a one hour highlights tour of the permanent art collection, including world famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masterpieces. Located in Somerset House (Strand entrance) a caf is also on site.

Meet at 10.45am for 11.00am at the Gallery entrance (nearest station Temple on the District and Circle lines)

Address: The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, London WC2R 0RN

Leader: Janet Lovell (020 8505 3640), cost 10.40 (including contribution to the Society) or 4.40 for participants with a National Art Pass which would need to be shown on the day (also including a contribution to the Society)

25 places

Postal booking to Mrs Janet Lovell, 24 Ashdon Close, Woodford Green Essex IG8 0EF

Wednesday 25th April Thames Police Museum

Exhibits include uniforms, documents from the river police since 1798 to the present day.

Disabled access is limited, i.e. there are stairs to upper floors. There are no public toilets, there is a caf nearby with facilities.

Meet at 11.15am for 11.30am outside (Nearest station Wapping)

Leader: Pat Smith (020 8505 1177), cost 5 (including contribution to the Society)

15 places

Postal booking to Mrs Pat Smith, 12 Parkway, Woodford Green, Essex, 1G8 7RE

 

 

Monday 14th May Rudge Memorial Lecture

CITIZAN 2015 2018 – A Voyage into Community Based Coastal Archaeology

by Gustav Milne, the CITIZAN Project Leader

The annual event hosted by the West Essex Archaeological Group will be held in the Assembly Hall, Woodford County High School for Girls.

The lecture starts at 7.45pm and admission and refreshments are free

 

 

Wednesday 16th May The Museum of Brands

The Museum of Brands provides a fascinating insight into how our lives have changed during the past 200 years through Consumer Brands. It is a journey of nostalgia. Household packaging, toys, magazines, travel, fashion and design from Victorian times to the present day are all exhibited. There is a cafe and garden in the Museum for light refreshments

Meet at the entrance at 11.15am for 11.30am. Talk lasts for approximately 30 minutes Address: 111-117 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, W11 1QT. (It is 2/3 minutes from Ladbroke Grove Station on the Hammersmith and City Line.)

Leader: Felicity Banks (020 8504 6552), cost 11.50 NT members: 10.50 NT members with Concessionary discount: 13.50 Concessionary (including contribution to the Society.)

15 25 places If less than 15 the talk will be cancelled and a refund will be made.

Postal booking to Miss Felicity Banks, 110 Broadmead Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 7EH

 

 

Thursday 14th June The Charterhouse

Founded in 1611, the Charterhouse has provided accommodation to a community of residents, known as Brothers. Join us for a guided tour, taking in the Great Hall, the Great Chamber where Queen Elizabeth I held court during the first days of her reign, Wash-house Court associated with the medieval monks and Masters Court which reveals the opulence of Lord Norths Tudor mansion. Our expert guide will explain the history of the site and pull out some highlights from the collection. We are also welcome to visit the Charterhouse museum and chapel. Entry to the new museum (officially opened in February 2017) is free and is not featured on the tour. Caf next door.

Meet at the entrance at 11.15am for 11.30am. Tour lasts approximately 55 minutes

Address: The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN (nearest station Barbican on the Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan and Circle lines)

Leader: Janet Lovell (020 8505 3640), cost 11.00 (including contribution to the Society)

20 places

Postal booking to Mrs Janet Lovell, 24 Ashdon Close, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0EF

Wednesday 27th June Postal Museum

One of Londons newest museums, we have booked for the galleries,

which you can spend as long as you like in, and train ride at 12.15 which lasts for 15 minutes. To go on the train ride, they do ask that you are able to walk unaided for a hundred metres, you will also need a 1 coin that is refundable for a locker, as bags and walking sticks are not allowed in the train. There is a shop, caf and toilets in the foyer.

Meet at 10.45am for 11.00am

Address 15-20 Phoenix Place. London, WC1X ODA

(Nearest Stations: Farringdon, Russell Square, and Chancery Lane.

Buses: 17, 19,38,45,63 and 341)

Leader: Pat Smith (020 8505 1177), cost 15 (including contribution to the Society)

20 places

Postal booking to Mrs Pat Smith, 12 Parkway, Woodford Green, Essex, 1G8 7RE

 

Wednesday 18th July Benjamin Franklin House the Historical Experience

The Benjamin Franklin House opened to the public for the first time in 2006. It is his only remaining home. Dr Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, diplomat, philosopher inventor and US Founding Father. He lived in Craven Street for 16 years. The Historical Experience tour brings to life the dramatic story of Franklin in London.

Due to the Houses narrow Georgian proportions and Grade 1 listing there is limited access for those with mobility needs. The Historical Experience tour incorporates three flights of stairs. Visitors should take care as the Houses floors and stairs are uneven in places. Few seats are available though light weight shooting sticks are available. The Historical Experience Tour is operated on a pre-set timed system and visitors needing more time to move to the next room may miss the beginning of a next rooms audio. There are cafes near the station for lunches or refreshments.

Meet at the entrance at 11.45am for 12pm. If over 15 the second group would be 12.45pm for 1pm. The guided tour lasts about an hour.

Address: 36 Craven Street (4/5minute walk from the station, Embankment, on the District Line.) Leader: Felicity Banks (020 8504 6552), cost 4.50 NT or Arts Council members: 6 Concessionary (including contribution to the Society.)

Max 15 places each group

Postal booking to Miss Felicity Banks, 110 Broadmead Road, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 7EH

 

Monday 13th August Woodford Bridge, the ancient village

Georgina Green has led very popular walks for the Society and we are delighted that she has offered to lead another walk for us this year during our summer break. The 90 minute walk will finish at the end of Roding Lane North by the Green, which provides the opportunity to park in the side roads off Roding Lane North, thereby avoiding the long walk back up the hill at the end of the walk.

Meet at 10.15am for 10.30am at the highest point of Roding Lane North, by the old entrance to Claybury Hall, opposite St Judes Court.

Leader: Georgina Green, but administration by Janet Lovell (020 8505 3640), cost 1 contribution to the Society to be collected on the day.

20 places

Postal booking to Mrs Janet Lovell, 24 Ashdon Close, Woodford Green, Essex IG8 0E