Lichfield Cathedral and the National Memorial Arboretum

The Arboretum has been growing and developing for 18 years and now has over 30,000 trees, both British native and specimen trees.   Specific woodlands exist in memory of the Merchant Navy, victims of road accidents and for children.

We will arrive at the Arboretum in time for lunch then tour the site by land train. The site has a variety of natural habitats for wildlife plus more than 300 memorials to the military, the police, charitable associations, emergency services and individuals. The Remembrance Centre has three exhibition galleries, a restaurant and separate coffee shop and a beautiful cloistered courtyard with garden. The Millennium Chapel of Peace and Forgiveness is close by. You will have time to visit some of the exhibitions or particular memorials.
Before the Arboretum we have a short stop at Lichfield Cathedral, the only three-spired cathedral in the UK. You will see a mediaeval wall painting, the famous Herkenrode stained glass, the Lichfield Angel and much more. A small donation has been included in the cost but feel free to add your own.
The cost is £27, or £29 for non-LALG members. This includes £5 for the land train.
Coach leaves Baldock (Market Place, bus stop C) at 8.15am and Letchworth
(outside the rail station) at 8.30am. To book, please phone Susan Mellor on 01462 456486 after 9.30am on Wednesday 9 October.
Messages will be responded to but do not constitute a firm booking.

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