Talks

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Holy Saviour, Hitchin

Thu, 18/11/2021 - 2:30pm

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.
All ticket money will be given to the church.

Booking for members from 1 October

Booking for non-members from 1 November

The address is Radcliffe Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire SG5 1QG. Parking is on-street or in the Nightingale Road free car park next to the petrol station. Here's a map
This non-religious group visits places of worship to learn about their architecture, monuments and history, and about the people who have been associated with them.

Tour of the Cloisters

Tour of the Cloisters with Optional Afternoon Tea (Tea at 2.30pm)

 

The manager is conducting guided tours for up to 25 people (socially distanced as much as possible), followed by a substantial Afternoon Tea. The cost will be £10 for the guided tour only, or £24 for the tour followed by Afternoon Tea.

If you would like to take part please contact Val by Monday 6 September.

Royston Arts Festival

Friday 24 to Tuesday 28 September

A major part of the festival will be an exhibition by Royston Arts Society in Royston Town Hall on the weekend of 25 to 26 September.
For more information call 07907 880355 (September only) or visit www.creativeroyston.org

Coptic Cathedral, Stevenage

The first Coptic Cathedral in the UK is built in a characteristic cross shape with distinctive Coptic elements. Decorated in a traditional style, it includes wood carved by Egyptian craftsmen. We will have a talk about the Coptic faith and culture, and a tour of the building.

Fairfield Park Tour

This fascinating tour will last no more than two hours.
We will meet outside the Tesco store on the Green at Fairfield.
As we have had considerable interest, those who have already put their name down on the waiting list will have priority.
The tour is reserved for current LALG members only.
Bookings from Monday 2 August at the book counter at David’s Bookshop or call 01462 684631.
Tour Guide: Geoff Smith.

Fairfield Park Tour

This fascinating tour will last no more than two hours.
We will meet outside the Tesco store on the Green at Fairfield.
As we have had considerable interest, those who have already put their name down on the waiting list will have priority.
The tour is reserved for current LALG members only.
Bookings from Monday 2 August at the book counter at David’s Bookshop or call 01462 684631.
Tour Guide: Geoff Smith.

Tour of the Cloisters with Optional Afternoon Tea

Opened in 1907 as an Open Air School by Miss Annie Lawrence, this historic building has a wealth of unusual features.

It fell into disrepair after it was commandeered by the army during the 2nd World War, and some parts are no longer accessible. Since 1951 it has been home to many local Masonic Lodges, and is also a popular venue for weddings.

The manager conducts guided tours for up to 25 people (socially distanced as much as possible!), followed by a substantial Afternoon Tea.
The cost is £10 for the guided tour only, or £30 for the tour followed by Afternoon Tea.
If you would like to take part please contact Val by Monday 2 August.
val.quieros@yahoo.co.uk 07787 512580

Green Festival

Saturday 11 September 10am to 5pm.

(Note this event will not now extend to Sunday 12 September as previously advertised.)

All stalls and gazebos are now fully booked - so there will be much to see.

Tour of the Cloisters with Optional Afternoon Tea

Sunday 10 October. Tour 1pm, Tea 2.30pm. Conducted tour by the manager for up to 25 people (socially distanced as much as possible!), followed by a substantial Afternoon Tea. Cost: £10 for guided tour only, or £30 for tour and tea.

Tour of the Cloisters with Optional Afternoon Tea

Opened in 1907 as an Open Air School by Miss Annie Lawrence, this historic building has a wealth of unusual features. It fell into disrepair after it was commandeered by the army during the 2nd world war, and some parts are no longer accessible.

Since 1951 it has been home to many local Masonic Lodges, and is also a popular venue for weddings.

The manager is conducting guided tours for up to 25 people (socially distanced as much as possible!), followed by a substantial Afternoon Tea. The cost will be £10 for the guided tour only, or £30 for the tour followed by Afternoon Tea.

If you would like to take part please contact Val by Monday 5 July. 

 

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