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Dog Rose Georgians - Recent Events

Dog Rose Georgians - Recent Events

'Georgian Shrewsbury - Town of Leisure' - A Study Day in memory of Julia Ionides

Saturday 29 April 2017, price: £30

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Julia Lallie Ionides memorial service

Saturday 30 January 2016

Dear Friend

Sadly just before Christmas 2015 Julia died after a fall at a university in Istanbul where we were attending a conference. She was cremated at Shrewsbury Crematorium on Christmas Eve and at her request only the close family were present and her ashes were spread under the apple trees in her garden. Now we wish to remember her life and work.

Julia was well known as the voluntary administrator for over twenty years of the Dog Rose Trust which researched and designed communication systems for blind people. She was also very well known as an architectural historian and author. Many people will have known her as the organiser of the Dog Rose Georgians through which many enthusiasts visited historic buildings. But she was universally known as a lovely, friendly person.

Caroline Morris, her daughter, and I arranged a simple service to remember her life and work and this was held at the church of St Laurence in Ludlow on the 30th of January 2016.

We wish to keep Julia’s extended family going so please keep in touch.

Yours sincerely

Peter G Howell RIBA

Study Day

Saturday 7 November 2015

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Herefordshire 2 Day

Thursday 22 October 2015

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West and North Yorkshire Visit

Monday 14 September - Friday 18 September 2015

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A Day in Hereford

Wednesday 2 September 2015

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Museum of Carpet Kidderminster

Tuesday 11 August 2015

Visit to the Museum of Carpet Kidderminster

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A day at Rode Hall

Wednesday 15 July 2015

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A Day in Bath

Tuesday 12 May 2015

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News Update January 17th


Herefordshire Day: Owing to the erratic and precarious nature of the acting profession, John Challis has just heard that he has to do a matinee on June 17th. He personally wants to show us around Wigmore Abbey so I have had to move the visit to June 18th.
I hope that you will all be able to change to this date; if you have already booked and cannot make it, there will be full refunds.

I apologise for the change

Gaines Update: Peter and I went to the Westminster Archives to look at Waring and Gillow photograph albums of unidentified houses. We looked through 10 albums and had hoped that Gaines would be among them, but unfortunately it was not. We will keep looking for further information about the house. Meanwhile if anyone has any new thoughts about it, let me know.

Model Farms and Developments in Agriculture

Saturday 8 November 2014

Timetable for Model Farms and Developments in Agriculture

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The Old Houses of wales

Wednesday 8 October 2014

A visit to Treowen and Treago.

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September tour of East and North Yorkshire

Monday 15 September - Friday 19 September 2014

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A Day at Arley Hall

Wednesday 16 July 2014

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Herefordshire Day. Hergest Croft Garden and Wigmore Abbey

Wednesday 18 June 2014

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Shropshire Borders Day

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Visit to Iscoyd, near Whitchurch and Hardwick Hall, near Ellesmere

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Brampton Bryan visit

Thursday 13 March 2014

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Menu and Food Notes for the Study Day

Thursday 31 October 2013

This the menu and the notes about the food served at the Study Day on October 19th.

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Study Day comments

Saturday 19 October 2013

The Travel and Travellers day went well and enjoyed by a capacity audience. The speakers were all interesting and varied, ranging from 18th century ballooning to the railway coming to Ludlow.

Plans are being made for a study day, or may be two for next year.

The photo shows Lindsay Smith ready to display her sidesaddle costume

Study Day: Travel and Travellers in the 18th and 19th centuries

Saturday 19 October 2013, price: £38

Culmington Village Hall, near Ludlow

Speakers: Dr Pamela Sambrook, Jennifer d'Alton, Althea MacKenzie with Lindsey Smith, Gareth Williams and Michael Rosenbaum.

Cost includes coffee, lunch and tea.
Food cooked to historic recipes will be served for lunch and all refreshments.


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Updates for 2014

Wednesday 2 October 2013

The East Midlands visit went very well and the weather was not too bad considering the unsettled spell we were in. The houses were interesting, the owners friendly and the Marquess of Exeter was excellent. A highlight was the tour around the park at Grimsthorpe with Ray Biggs. He was an excellent guide and we all learnt much about the workings of a great estate park.

Peter and I went on to Beverley to look at hotels in the area. We found Tickton Grange just outside Beverley which meets the high stands that has been set in recent years. We met with the Civic Society and Susan and David Neave who worked on the Pevsners of the area and much enjoyed ourselves in this delightful town. I am now putting together the itinerary for next year's trip which will take place from 15-19 September. As soon as I have more information I will circulate a flier; I have an option on the hotel rooms until 7th January.

I am also busy getting together the events programme for the daily visits for 2014. I have had a large response to expressions of interest for the visit to Brampton Bryan Hall and I will send out further details when I have them.

Irnham Hall

Visit to East Midlands: Rutland, Leicestershire and South Lincolnshire

Monday 16 September - Friday 20 September 2013


Stokesay Court, Onibury

South Shropshire Day

Sunday 1 September 2013, price: £42

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Welsh Borders Day

Wednesday 7 August 2013, price: £36

Visits to Hartsheath and Leaswood Hall

Includes coffee and lunch

Mid-Wales Day

Thursday 4 July 2013, price: £45

Worcestershire Day

Wednesday 29 May 2013, price: £30

Madresfield Court, Malvern and Little Malvern Court, Malvern.

Madresfield, surrounded by a moat and dating back to the C13, is another great Arts and Crafts house.

Meet at: Madresfield Court Time: 10.30. Cost to include tea at Little Malvern Court. Own arrangements for lunch or a picnic.

Gloucestershire Day

Sunday 5 May 2013, price: £40

Herefordshire Day: Hellens, Court of Noke and Kingsland Court

Thursday 25 April 2013, price: £29

Hellens has very ancient origins and is a fascinating house. Court of Noke is described as the perfect English house, built by George Mason in 1700 followed by tea at Kingsland Court by kind invitation of Edmund Jones.

Meet at: Hellens Time: 10.30 a.m. Own arrangements for lunch or a picnic.

Birmingham Visit

Tuesday 19 March 2013, price: £29

Gun Barrel Proof House Museum, Birmingham and Jewellery Quarter

This is a fascinating tour of a unique organisation followed by a visit to the Jewellery Quarter Museum and a walk around the Jewellery Quarter learning about its colourful past and present day role.

Numbers limited to 10 for the Proof House. Meet at: The Proof House Time: 10 a.m. SHARP

The Georgian Group – Shropshire and Marches Regional Branch,
latterly The Dog Rose Georgians
List of older events from 1993-2012


April: Castle Bromwich – Hall, Garden and Church
May: Cheshire Day: Gawsworth and Peover Hall
June: Stanway and Sezincote
July: Abberley Hall and Upton Cressett
August: A Day at Stourbridge Glass Works and Broadfield Glass Museum
September: Visit to Derbyshire. Derby City, Kedleston, Ingleby Toft, The Mansion Ashbourne, The Court Rooms, Derby, Cromford, Willesley Castle, Ogston, the Roundhouse Derby, Renishaw, Bolsover, Locko Park and Risley.
October: Hereford Museum Resource Centre and Hereford City, including the Bishop’s Palace with David Whitehead
October: Study Day
November: Study Day at Gaines 

  1. Saturday 21st May: Highnam Court, Gardens and Church, near Gloucester. We will spend the day at this beautiful place with a visit to the 17th century house, the 19th century church and the marvellous restored gardens. Meet at Highnam Court; Time: 10.30; Cost: £27 including coffee, ploughmans lunch and tea and cake.
  2. Saturday and Sunday 11th and 12th June: The Earls of Bradford in Shropshire.
  3. Thursday July 7: Warwickshire Day, Arbury Hall and Packington Hall and Church. Arbury is THE Gothick revival house and way over the top – great fun. Packington is by Brettingham and Bonomi who also designed the church, considered by Pevsner the ‘most impressive’ of its time. Meet at Arbury Hall; Time: 10.30 Cost: £41 to include coffee and lunch at Arbury.
  4. Wednesday 10th August: A day at Frampton Court, Gloucestershire. We will visit the Court, the Manor, the gardens and the village. Meet at Frampton Court; Time: 10.30; Cost: £42 to include coffee, tea and lunch.
  5. Sunday September 4: Visit to Monmouth. There will be a guided walk around the town, a visit to the Shire Hall and to Cornwall House. Meeting place to be confirmed. Time: 10.30 Cost: £25 to include a light lunch.
  6. September 19-23: Visit to Dorset. Please ask for details.
  1. Saturday October 15: Herefordshire houses with David Whitehead. The visits will include Belmont (to be confirmed); Lower Eaton, Eaton Bishop; The Fosse, Hereford; and Widemarsh Street in Hereford. Venue: Meeting place to be confirmed. Time: 10.30 Cost: £27 to include lunch at Castle House Hotel.
  2. Autumn Study Day: We are hoping to organise a Study Day on Rural Agriculture and Food Production in the 18th century. Please ask for details.
  1. Wednesday March 3: Conservation Day at Culmington Village Hall and Site Visit. Conservation: The Way Forwardwith Mary King, The King Partnership, Colin Richards, Shropshire Council and Bill Klemperer, English Heritage. Start time: 10.15; Cost: £27 & £25 to Georgian Group members, to include coffee and lunch
  2. Wednesday 21 April: Thomas Farnolls Pritchard in Ludlow. Following on from the Pritchard weekend in November 2009, we will now look the Shrewsbury architect’s work in Ludlow. Visits are planned to The Guildhall, 27 Broad Street, The Broad Gate and Ludford Church. Lunch boxes, by Joe Morris, will be in the Beacon Room at Ludlow Castle. Start time: 10.30 Cost: £36.
  3. Wednesday 5 May: Brynkinalt, Chirk and Trevor Hall, Llangollen: Brynkinalt has been the home of the Trevor family since the 10th century and the house and grounds reflect this long ownership. After lunch at Brynkinalt, we will go to Trevor, a fine mid-18th century brick building overlooking the Vale of Llangollen. The nearby church was once the private chapel of the Lloyd family of Trevor Hall. Start time: 10.30 Cost: £30.
  4. Saturday 12 June: Hawkstone: Park and Follies, the garden of the Citadel and Hawkstone Hall, Shropshire. This will be our second visit to the amazing park. After an energetic walk we will all be ready for Hawkstone Hall’s splendid teas, after admiring the gardens of the Citadel. Wear appropriate shoes and clothes and bring a portable picnic. Start time: 10.30 Cost: £27
  5. Wednesday July 7: Staffordshire: Stretton Hall, Bredwood (to be confirmed), lunch at The Mess, Brewood, and afternoon visit to Wombourne Wodehouse and garden with tea. Start time: tba; cost £35.
  6. August 11: Warwickshire: We will visit the attractive village of Preston on Stour and its church which is famous and important as Howard Colvin’s example of ‘Gothic Survival or Revival’, lunch at the Gate Inn, Brailes, Brailes 18th century R.C. Church and Honington Hall. Starttime: 11. Cost: £40.
  7. Thursday 2September: Tabley House and Adlington Hall, Cheshire: Tabley was designed by John Carr of York and completed in 1767. This fine house has a splendid collection of pictures. Adlington dates back to 1315 and includes work from many centuries. It has a renowned garden.
Start time: 10.30: Cost: £30 including coffee on arrival and lunch at Tabley.
  1. Monday September 20-Friday September 25: Devon Please ask for details
  2. Saturday October 9: Worcestershire (and bit of Shropshire). Burford House and Garden, a walk around Tenbury Wells, a visit to the Pump Room, lunch the Elms, Abberley (with work by Wyatt moved from Cheshire) and a guided tour of Witley Court and the fountains. Start time:10.15 Cost: £45.
  3. Wednesday October 20: Conservation Day, Richard Feroze on Scagliola.
  4. Saturday November 6: The First Domestic Goddess – Maria Rundell of Ludlow and Georgian Food and Dining. Details to be announced.
  1. Saturday 25 April, Shropshire Day: Acton Burnell Hall, now Concord College and Cound Hall.
Time: Meet at Acton Burnell Hall Cost
  1. Thursday 14 May: Worcestershire Day. Hartlebury Castle, home of the Bishops of Worcester with work by Henry Keene and Pool House, Astley, with a late 18th century Gothic façade that may be by Pritchard. Hartlebury is up for sale but we hope to be able to visit it; if not I will arrange other visits in the area.
June 14 or 15, Bewdley and the Severn Valley Railway: A guided walking tour of Bewdley, a town with many Georgian Buildings and a trip on the Severn Valley Railway to Highley for lunch and to see the exhibition in the Engine House. Time: Meet at: Cost
  1. Sunday 12 July: (Please note change of date from earlier information): Shifnal townscape and Staffordshire gardens Day. The day will include a walk around Shifnal, another Georgian town and visits to Stourton Castle, with an interesting garden, Dunsley Hall with an 18th century walled garden and a Lutyens inspired garden and Himley Hall with the remains of a Capability Brown Landscape. Meet at Stourton Castle at 10.15. Cost: £26. 50 to include lunch and coffee.
  2. Saturday 8 August: Painswick Day: Painswick Rococo Garden, Castle Godwyn, Beacon House and Painswick House.Pretty Painswick needs no real introduction and the Rococo Garden is always a delight.17th century Castle Godwyn was updated in 1740. Time: Meet at Painswick Rococo Garden at 10.30 Cost: £40 to include coffee and lunch at Castle Godwyn.
  3. Thursday 10 September: Combermere Abbey and Cholmondley Castle. Originally a Cistercian Abbey Combermere has been updated over the centuries and Cholmondley Castle was built in 1801-c.1830, with a chapel of many periods. Time: Meet at Cholmondley Castle at 10.30 Cost: £29 to include entrances and picnic.
  4. Suffolk Weekend: 21-25 September staying at Ivy House Farm. Visits to include, subject to confirmation, Langham Hall, Ickworth, Earsham Hall, Euston Hall and other places on the Invitation to View list. Travel by Bedford Bus as in 2007. Please ask for details.
  5. Saturday 17 October: A day Croome Court. We visited the park at Croome some years ago but much work has been carried out since and the National Trust has been able to take over the house and is gradually restoring it. Time: Meet at Croome Court at 10.30. Cost: £22 to include lunch and guided tours.
  6. Conservation Day 21st October: the history, restoration and making of tiles. Please ask for details.
    • November 7 and 8: Pritchard weekend (Please note change of date from earlier information): This is to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the publication of Thomas Farnolls Pritchard of Shrewsbury. Please ask for details.
March 12 Conservation Day 2008: Ironmongery with Charles Brooking and the Iron Bridge with Stephen Treasure.
30 April Shugborough and Bishton.
May 17 Mawley Hall, Cleobury Mortimer and Kinver Caves.
26 May Aldenham Park and Acton Round Hall, Bridnorth.
June 22 Derbyshire: Casterne Hall and Tissington Hall., Ashbourne .
July North Wales: Connoisseurs Tour of Chirk Castle and the Gothick estate village of Marford and Wynnstay.
14 August Doddington Hall and Dorfold Hall, Cheshire.
Kings Lynn September 12-15. We visited Kelmarsh, Holkham Hall, Cranmer Hall, Houghton Hall, Ryston and had a guided walk around Kings Lynn.
29 September : Herefordshire High Gothic with Hampton Court and Eastnor Castle
11 October Costumes at Berrington, Burton Court for lunch.
15 October Conservation Day: Birds, Bats, Shutters with Linda Hall and Napoleon.
We also visited the Gun Barrel Proof House in Birmingham.
28 April, North Shropshire Day: Oteley and Bryngwyn (actually just in Wales) for lunch. Tea at Maesbury Marsh with Gareth Williams.
19th May: Oakly Park and Millichope Hall
24th June: Weston Park
14th July: Whitmore and Ingestre – this was a substitute for Shugbourgh.
28th July: George Steuart Day with Belinda Cousens and Gareth Williams at Atcham Village Hall with lunch at the hall followed by a visit to Attingham Hall and St Chad’s Church.
15th August: Gun Barrel Proof House and Soho House, Birmingham
14-17th September: Long Weekend in Suffolk staying at Ivy House Farm, Wortham, near Diss. Visits to Moggerhanger Park, North Cove House (coffee) , Geldeston Hall (lunch), Wingfield College (tea) and Linden House (more tea); a walk around Bury St Edmunds, Haughley House (lunch), Saxham Hall (tea) all by Felix’s Bedford Bus.
29th September: Herefordshire Day. Visits to Underdown, Ledbury, Holme Lacy (lunch) and Canon Frome Court (tea) and the Swiss Cottage
6th October, Conservation Day with Hutton and Rostron – Peter Bannister and David Watt
29th March, Wolverhampton Day. Visit to Penn Hall and a walk around the city including Molyneux House, St John’s Church and Gifford House. Lunch at the Greyhound.
6th April, Conservation Day. Glass with Christopher Salmond, Stephen Treasure and Bryne and Williams with a visit to their studio.
23rd April, Mid-Shropshire Day. Visits to Grindley Brook Staircase Locks, Iscoyd, near Whitchurch, where we had lunch and Hardwick Hall, near Ellesmere.
20th May, Herefordshire Landscape Day. Visits to Foxley, Yazor and Whitfield.
22nd June, South Wales Day. Visits to Fonmon Castle and Tredegar House.
22nd July, Newport, Shropshire. Visits to Longford Hall and a walk around Newport with Newport Civic Society
12th August, A Day in Lichfield with Dianne Barre, Anna Hallett and Roger Williams. Lunch Streethay Manor and tea at St John’s Hospital.
15-17th September: A weekend in Newcastle and a Bit of Durham, staying at the Swallow Hotel with Dinner at Oldfields and lunches at Gibside, Café Live and picnic from Northumberland Cheese Company. Visits to Gibside, Beaufront Castle, Blagdon and Seaton Delaval with a walk around Newcastle with Grace McCombie.
30th September, Thomas Telford and Associates on the Welsh Border led by Gavin Watson. Visits to: Chainbridge Hotel, Horseshoe Fall, Trevor Uchaf, Tevor Basin for picnic lunch, Pontcysyllte and Chirk Aquaducts.
14th October: Britain and the Slave Trade with James Walvin, Gareth Williams and Auriol, Marchioness of Linlithgow.
5th October Conservation Day. Structural Assessment of Georgian Buildings with Robert de Maus and Sinclair Johnson.
May Hafod, staying at Aberearon
21 May, Mid-Wales Day. Brithdir Hall with lunch, Vaynor Park, Berriew, and Trawscoed, Welshpool for tea.
18th June, Pradoe and Ruyton XII Town
9th July, Ice Creams Study Day with Pamela Sambrook and Robin Weir at Culmington Village Hall with a visit to the Ice ‘well’ at the Broad Gate in Ludlow.
23rd July, Staffordshire Day with visits to Enville and Four Ashes Hall.
10th August, Industrial Archaeology Day on Early Railways at the Ironbridge Institute with site visits, led by Ken Jones and Neil Clark with Gavin Watson.
29th August, Herefordshire Day. Visits to Langstone Court, Llangarron and Homme House, Much Marcle.
16-18 September, Weekend in Yorkshire, staying at Wortley Hall. Visits to Stockeld Park, Doncaster Mansion House, Hickleton Hall, Cusworth Hall, Wentworth Mausoleum, Westworth Castle, Heath Village and Wakefield with John Goodchild.
2nd November, Brick Conservation Day with Colin Richards and Charles Donavan and a brick-making demonstration at Acton Scott.
6th March, Domestic Day at Berwick House, Shrewsbury with Pamela Sambrook. With visits to the laundry and the Brewhouse at Pradoe
31st March, Patshull Restored: Conservation Day at Patshull Hall with Timothy Reynolds and Terry Friedman and the craftsmen who worked on the house.
24th April, Longnor Hall and a walk in the park at Attingham with lunch at Attingham.
11th May, Stately Shropshire with visits to Downton Hall, Ludlow and Davenport House, Worfield with lunch there.
5th June, Canals Day at Ellesmere in the British Waterways Yard with Jack Strange, Joseph Boughey and Tony Lewery.
18th July, Apley Park and Chillington Hall.
18th September, Monnington Court, Kentchurch Court and Kings Caple Court.
Oct 2004 Aberystwyth in (rather wet I seem to remember) when we went with Tom Lloyd to places such as Llanerchaeron, Lampeter and Monachty
9th October, Costumes at Berrington Hall and Eardisley Park
28th October, Conservation Day at Culmington Village Hall by Geoffrey Wallis, Dorothea Restoration
14th March, Conservation Day with Ian Constaninides and Patrick Baty.
12th April. Guided walks around Croome Park and Upton on Severn.
17 and 18th May, To Take a Turban, the influence of Turkey and the Ottoman Empire. Speakers: David Barchard, John Drake, Emre Araci, Jennifer Scarce, John Carswell, Mick Csaky and Philippa Scott and Althea McKenzie.
21st June. Penpont and Abercamlais in Breconshire. Lunch was at Penpont.
26th July. Patshull Revisited with lunch and a walk around Brewood.
14th September. Shropshire Houses, Sibdon Castle and Walcot Hall.
10 and 12th October. Weekend in Wales with Tom Lloyd based at Lamphey Court Hotel.
15th November, Christmas and 10th Anniversary Party at the Broadgate courtesy of Valerie and Keith Thomas. Speaker Tim Mowl: In the Steps of Pevsner
28th November, Stones Conservation Day at Culmington with Tim Palmer, Robert Tolley and Shaun Collins of Boden and Ward
27th April, A Walk in Downton Vale with Tom Wall followed by tea at the Discovery Centre in Craven Arms.
18th and 19th May, Gardens in Shropshire and Welsh Borders with Paul Stamper, Keith Goodwey, Murray Mylechreest and David Whitehead. Visits to Badger Dingle, Millichope Park, Stanage and Ferney Hall.
20th July, Patshull Hall for lunch and Hatton Grange with tea
14th September, Herefordshire Day with visits to Newport House, Almeley and Sufton Court, Mordiford and tea with Sue Bate and Philip Ashurst.
4-6th October, Weekend in Mid-Wales, staying at the Cawdor Arms in Llandeilo. Visits to John and Patricia Hegarty, Dinefawr, Aberglasney
7th April, Visit to Brecon to the Brecknock and the East India Company and a walk around Brecon with Edward Parry.
19 and 20th May, Cast Iron in Shropshire at the Ironbridge Institute. Speakers were John Brown, Shifnal, John Challen, David de Haan, John Van Laun and Michael King. A walk around Coalbrookdale and Shrewsbury with Michael King.
14th July Visit to Buntingsdale and Doddington Hall
20th October, Corbett Day with visits to Sundorne, Moreton Corbett, Acton Reynald and Preston Hall.
22nd September, T F Pritchard’s Contemporaries Day with visits to Glansevern Garden, John Nelson Monuments, A walk around Montgomery, Bryn Hyfryd Hospital and lunch at Guilsfield and a Georgian tea at Montgomery Church
10th July, Cound Hall and Cronkhill
13th October, Historic Paints and their Use with Ian Bristow at the Bishop Mascall Centre
11 and 12th November, Mrs Lybbe Powys Visits Ludlow at the Assembly Rooms and Culmington Village Hall. Speakers: Geoffrey Tyack, Tessa Gibson (Horse racing), Helene Alexander (Fans), Richard Burnip (Provincial Theatre) and John Haytor (card games), with visits to the costumes at Berrington Hall, Henley Hall and Court of Hill and dance demonstrations by members of Chalemie who gave a performance of the Hotchpotch Pantomime on the Saturday night.
18th March, Conservation Day in Ludlow with Dr Ivan Hall on sash windows, Brian Ridout on wood decay and a visit to Treasure’s workshops to see sash window making: great cakes there!
21, 22 and 23rd May, ‘The Colossus of Roads’, Thomas Telford in Shropshire with Richard Bifield, Roger Cragg, Tony Hirst, Andrew Jenkinson, Roger Jones, John Powell, Barrie Trinder and John Wheatley with a brief walking tour of Shrewsbury, field visits and evening entertainment by John Kirkpatrick.
19th June, Georgian Dance Day at the Lion Ballroom, Leominster with a visit to the costumes at Berrington Hall and dancing with Salterello and live music.
24th July, Cheshire Day: Highfields, Audlem and Rode Hall
25th and 26th September: From a Nabob’s Collection at the Assembly Rooms Ludlow and Walcot Hall and a visit to the Clive Collection at Powis Castle and a splendid Indian lunch and a walk around 18th century Ludlow. Speakers: Amin Jaffer, Rosemary Crill, Susan Stronge, Lucien Harris, Anne Buddle, Dan Cruickshank and Judith Roberts. There was a performance of Indian dancing on the Saturday night.
16th October, Worcester Day. A walk around the city with Dennis Lee and Nick Joyce, lunch at the Guildhall and tea at Richard Dean’s house.
19th March, Stones Conservation Day Two at the Bishop Mascall Centre with Tim Palmer, Tim Crawley, Rory Young and Stephen Treasure
25th April, Pell Wall and Whitchurch: a visit to Pell Wall with John Wibberley, Architect to the Trust, Market Drayton and Moreton Say Church and a walk around Whitchurch with Mary Perry.
16 and 17th May, A Nabob Worth Half a Million, Clive of India in Shropshire and Some Influences of the East India Company at the Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury and Walcot Hall. Speakers: Michael Berthoud, James Walvin, John Mason, Gareth Williams, Michael King with music by The Consort of Severall Friends and Indian Musicians from Southern India. Visit on Sunday to Oakly Park, Indian lunch at Walcot Hall followed by visit to the house and arboretum.
25th July, Hereford and Moccas Day with a visit to Moccas Court and the park with Tom Wall with lunch at Moccas Village Hall, Tyberton Church and Eardisley Park.
26th September, Pershore and District Day
15th March, Georgian Group party at Church House, Ashford Carbonell at the kind of invitation of Ann and Jeremy Lansdell
20th March, Conservation Day. Stones
13th April, Afternoon visit to the garden at Hope End House with John and Patricia Hegarty with tea.
24 and 25th May, They Danced by the Light of the Moon, Architecture, Music, Dance and Society in Provincial 18th century England at the Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury. Taking part: Peter Holman and the Parley of Instruments, Saltarello historic dance group, Professor Angus McInnes and Richard Hewlings.
5th July, Georgian Homes and Gardens at Kinlet Hall with Dr Geoffrey Tyack on Midlands Gothick, Dr Paul Stamper on Shropshire Parks and Gardens and Julia Ionides on Mrs Lybbe Powys’s diary Part II. Visit in the afternoon to Stanley Hall, Bridgnorth.
5th September, Conservation Day at Little Witley Village Hall with Harriet Hawkes on Papier Mache, Nigel Leaney on Gilding and Ben Sinclair on Painted Glass. Terry Friedman talked about James Gibbs’ Chapels at Cannons and Great Witley before leading a visit to the Chapel and Great Witley Court.
20th April, Croft Castle. A walk in the grounds and up to Croft Ambrey and the a tour of the Castle followed by tea.
29th June, The Bird House and a walk around Badger Dingle and the Summer House at Eyton on Severn with Andrew Arrol and an impromptu call on Pritchard’s house at Eyton, buoyed up by Andrew’s’ wine.
6th July, Life in the Georgian House day at Kinlet Hall with Neil Burton on How the Georgian House works and Andor Goome on Smith of Warwick, and Julia Ionides on the houses and families in the area as recorded in diaries, including Mrs Lybbe Powys. Kinlet Hall provided a splendid lunch and there was visit to Mawley in the afternoon.
10-11th August , The Golden Age of Church Architecture in Shropshire with Terry Friedman. Evening at Attingham and lunch at Dudmaston. This was a marathon weekend which covered a lot of ground.
11th September, Conservation Day on Stone at the Bishop Mascall Centre with Tim Palmer, Tim Crawley, Rory Young and Stephen Treasure with Michael Hall, architectural editor of Country Life on the changing styles of Country Life photography. A walk around Ludlow looking at the stone buildings followed.
12th October, Harley Day in Herefordshire. Visits to Kinsham Court and Brampton Bryan – where there was a memorable tea that I missed!
7th April, Conservation Day at Hawkstone Hall with Patrick Baty, Christopher Salmond, Richard Ireland and Andor Gomme
15th July, Gothick Study Day at Shipton Hall with Tim Mowl , William Hawkes and Julia Ionides with visits to Bitterley Court and 27 Broad Street Ludlow.
21st October, Autumn Visits in Herefordshire, Shobdon Church, Court of Noke and Eye Manor, Elton Hall gardens.
26th November, The First Christmas Party in the Garden Room at Ludford.
16th April A Walk in Downton Gorge,
30th September Conservation Day at Hartlebury Castle with Patrick Baty, Christopher Salmond, Richard Ireland and Tim Mowl
16th July, Morville Hall, Cound Church, Attingham to visit Ed Cohen’s flat and Acton Round Hall.

26th June, A day of Painted Rooms: Hill Court, Ross on Wye, Stoke Edith Church, the chapel at Brockhampton, Bromyard and The White House, Suckley.
24th October, West Gallery Day – Churches at Leebotwood, Longnor, Langley Chapel, Shipton Hall


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