Members please note: the information below is about visits we hope to be able to arrange, but both will depend on advice from government nearer the time. If you would be interested in going on either or both visits, please do indicate this to Mick Down so that we are aware of the potential numbers
We are hoping to be able to organise some trips for members (see Programme page for dates). The proposed trips are:
1. Brodsworth Hall and Gardens.
Brodsworth Hall, near Brodsworth, about a 30 minute drive from Eckington (just off the A1), is one of the most complete surviving examples of a Victorian country house in England. It is virtually unchanged since the 1860s. This once opulent Victorian Hall offers a fascinating insight into the changing fortunes of a previously wealthy Victorian family, with many of the original fixtures and fittings still in place. With an expert guide, we would gain access to the house before it opens to the public. All the ground floor is level and there is lift access to first-floor family bedrooms (but visitors need to negotiate steps to reach the servants’ bedrooms). The original Victorian lift makes the first floor accessible, but can only take one wheelchair at a time due to weight restrictions. An electric buggy is available to take people from the reception area to the house, if required. The beautiful gardens can be explored at leisure after the tour. The tearoom serves a delicious selection of high quality Yorkshire food using the best local, fresh ingredients. The entry price for ‘Concessions’ is £11.30 (we will try to negotiate a further discount if we have a large enough group). Entry is free for English Heritage members. A minimum of 11 people is required for this trip to go ahead on Wednesday 17th June.
2. Sheffield Theatres Backstage Tour and Cream Tea.
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Members wishing to join either of these trips are requested to express interest by email to Mick Down