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Record of Places Visited

Here is a list of the places we have visited 




New St Lawrence

Ayot St Lawrence

April 2016

Record of Talks

Here are some of the talks we have held...

London Villages visited

See the scope of our explorations in London:

Here's a list of the trips organised by the London Villages Group since November 2006.

Holy Saviour, Hitchin

Thu, 24/09/2020 - 2:30pm

Holy Saviour Church, Radcliffe Road, Hitchin SG5 1QG

We will start with a talk about the building (architect: William Butterfield) and the history of the immediate area including the almshouses, school and orphanage founded by people associated with the church. We will then look round, seeing the “back-to-front” windows, and hopefully visit the almshouses’ private garden opposite the church. Parking is on-street or in the Nightingale Road free car park next to the petrol station.

Booking details will be given at the end of August. Everyone who booked a place on April’s cancelled visit will be contacted during August. 

There is plenty of room in the Church so we can maintain social distancing.


Christmas Celebration (BOOKING SOON)

Thu, 10/12/2020 (All day)

We have now received details of our ticket allocation for John Rutter's Christmas Celebration at the Royal Albert Hall. More details to follow.

St Mary’s, Luton- Postponed

St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Luton LU1 3JF

Listed in Jenkins’ England’s Thousand Best Churches, it has an “extraordinary baptistery”, a beautiful chantry chapel and seemingly “exceptionally rude” corbel heads.  There will be a talk followed by time to look round.

Book your place at Discover Letchworth, Broadway (next to Morrisons) when it reopens.  LALG members £3, non-members £4, all to go to the church.

Importance of Being Ernest POSTPONED

Sat, 29/08/2020 - 10:45am

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST – comedy by Oscar Wilde POSTPONED - see Malcolm's message below

Open Air Theatre, Tolethorpe, Stamford, Rutland

Widely considered one of the funniest plays in the English language, Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece, set in the late Victorian era, contains some of the theatre’s most celebrated characters along with sparkling dialogue rich in witticisms.

Relax with a picnic before enjoying a performance in this covered theatre with its delightful stage setting.

There is a bar and area for buying coffee, tea and snacks.

Cost £29 (£30 non-LALG) – includes coach and good seat in centre block.

Coach leaves Letchworth Station Bus Stop opp. Barclays Bank at 10.45am.

Cheques to be made out to ‘LALG’ and sent to an address that will be provided when you book.

Malcolm's message of 24-3-2020  "I have just had a look at the Tolethorpe Hall Open Air Theatre web site  - where it states that all performances for this year have been postponed from 2020 until 2021. "


Guildhall, London
In response to demand, another trip to the Guildhall has been organised and a few places remain. Please email the group contact for details.

Postal Museum POSTPONED

London Postal Museum and Mail Ride at Mount Pleasant

Rail trip £13.50, Guided tour £10 plus £6.50 lunch optional. 

The 2-3 hour visit will include a guided tour of the Museum, a trip on Mail Rail and a visit to the Mail Rail Exhibition. Descend into the former engineering depot of Mail Rail – the one-hundred- year-old Post Office railway – board a miniature train for a 15-minute ride into the original tunnels. See the original and largely unchanged station platforms deep below Mount Pleasant sorting office. Take in a theatrical experience that travels back in time to the railway’s lively 1930s heyday. See and hear the people who worked on it, experience their lives below ground and glimpse hidden parts of the railway that once kept the mail coursing through London for 22 hours every day.    

As Mail Rail was designed to carry mail sacks there are some restrictions and rules: for details please see 

We will travel off peak to Farringdon from where there is a 15-minute walk.  If you might be interested in this trip, please contact:   Group Contacts: Elaine Fox/ Tony Kuczys  01462 735642; 

Program for 2020



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