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21 April 2020CANCELLED - St Albans and Guided Visit of Piccotts End
05 May 2020CANCELLED - Private Guided Tour of Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis Club
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CANCELLED - St Albans and Guided Visit of Piccotts End
Tuesday 21 April 2020

FULL DAY VISIT BY COACH 

 Pick up from Blackheath. Drive to St Albans.

There are several interesting places there to visit at your leisure.

The newly reopened Museum and Gallery (free) in the old Assembly Rooms are recommended, including the courts and cells. The Museum has a café.

Another key site is the Cathedral and Abbey, which, with its shrine to Britain’s first saint, is the oldest site of continuous Christian worship in Britain. The Cathedral is a fine example of Gothic, Norman and Romanesque architecture.

Also worth considering is the Veralamium Museum (£4 entry) adjacent to Veralamium Park and its Roman ruins. The site is on the edge of town so a taxi may be advisable for those who are less mobile.

Lunch at your own choice.

In the afternoon the coach takes us to Piccotts End. It is a privately owned, timber-framed hall house built in a traditional medieval style in Hemel Hempstead. It is being especially opened for the Arts Society. It is Grade 1 listed with a series of wall painting from 1527. They were concealed during the Reformation and discovered by accident in 1953. One of the owners will give us a talk about the building’s history and the fascinating political and religious influences on the paintings. We can then explore the building. We will finish with tea. 

The coach will return us to Blackheath.

THIS IS A JOINT VISIT WITH AS DULWICH WHO WILL VISIT PICCOTTS END IN THE MORNING AND ST ALBANS IN THE AFTERNOON.

TIMINGS TO BE CONFIRMED.

Cost £35      21 places.

For more information or TO BOOK A PLACE contact Geraldine Yate: geraldine.holt4@btinternet.com  020 7517 9770