National Trust

Visit to Canons Ashby
Our May visit took the group into Northamptonshire and the Canons Ashby Estate which was enjoyed by many members for the first time. We set off in beautiful sunshine on what was to become the hottest day of the year and which added to the enjoyment of the day while the sun continued to shine.

A journey of an hour and a half saw us arrive at 11.00 am to enjoy the day. After booking in at the reception area and a short chat about the venue from a member of the National Trust, the group eagerly started their day.

Over the day members toured the House, explored the grounds with its three different walks, enjoyed a look around the church and sat out at the lovely cafe. Many members particularly liked their look around the extensive tiered gardens which were a major part of the grounds.
A nice feature was a video tour of the House which enabled one of our party to sit comfortably and enjoy a virtual tour of the House thereby avoiding the staircases.

Everyone was back on the coach in good time to depart for home at 4.00pm and with traffic relatively light on the M1 the members going on to a certain football match had plenty of time to reach the ground before kick off.!!

Packwood House Visit – Monday, 13th June, 2022
Our next visit is to Packwood House in Warwickshire on the above date. We will be leaving Hucknall Market at the usual time of 9.30am. There are a few places available which you can book by emailing me at

Our trip in July is to the rather special venue of Waddesdon Manor, owned by the Rothschild Family. This visit will take place on Wednesday, 20th July, leaving at 8.30am to allow for the extra journey time. Bookings can be made from June 20th onwards. The cost is £14 per person for the coach fare.

Barrie Saunders

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