Heritage Events - May 2019

Ticket Enquiries & Bookings: Telephone 01202 888992 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday


Due to an ongoing a review of our Articles of Association and Management Board structure, our Annual meeting has not yet been scheduled. As soon as the review is complete we will use our social media platforms and our website to let everyone know the date.

Wednesday 1st, 10.15am
01. Visit to Longford Castle Friends Only Event

Longford Castle has been home to the Bouverie family for almost 300 years. It was originally built in the late 16th century to an unusual triangular plan which was then transformed into a hexagonal palace and finally completed in Victorian times. The famous Longford Castle collection, formed by successive generations of the Earls of Radnor, is one of the finest in the country. It includes paintings by van Dyck, Claude, Teniers and Hals, together with Reynolds and Gainsborough. Oriental porcelain, Brussels tapestries and exceptional 18th century English and continental furniture complete the amazing collection. Tours of the castle are organised by the National Gallery and are limited to only a few days per year, so this is a rare opportunity!
There are no refreshments available at the Castle but The Radnor Arms at Nunton is a short drive away
(www.theradnor.com) or Salisbury is also just up the road.
Tickets: £20
Meet: Details on Ticket

Friday 3rd, 2pm
02. Back to Nature? Some of us never left! - Talk by Jonathan Garratt, Potter

Jonathan Garratt, Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, uses Cranborne clay to produce wood-fired slipware, terracotta garden pots and sculpture for green spaces. This practice dates back to Roman times and he creates a wide range of naturally inspired pieces for all sorts of uses in the home or outdoors. Come and discover the story behind this celebrated local potter’s work with the chance to buy a pot or two!
Tickets: £6
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Friday 10th, 2pm
03. Concorde the Legend – Talk by Phil Holt

Discover the grace and glamour of this fantastic aircraft 50 years on. How fast, far and high did Concorde fly? Where did the name Concorde come from? Why was Concorde retired? How much did Concorde cost? Will one ever fly again? These are just some of the questions Phil will answer about perhaps the most beautiful aircraft ever to grace the skies. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued commercial flights for 27 years and was best known for its luxury transatlantic flights at record breaking speeds.
Tickets: £6
Meet: Castleman Suite, Allendale House, Wimborne

Thursday 16th, 10am
04. Edmondsham Walk

A walk of two halves! The first is a moderate walk of 7 miles and then there will be the option of a further 3 miles to include interesting Motte and Bailey earthworks. Both walks are fairly flat along wooded tracks, fields and pathways with pleasant views, but there are numerous stiles to negotiate. Please bring a packed lunch, and allow time for tea afterwards, (not included in the ticket price). Please dress appropriately for the weather with stout footwear
Tickets: £6
Meet: Details on Ticket

Wednesday 22nd, 10.30am
05. Visit to Hale Park Friends Only Event

With an unrivalled position overlooking the beautiful Avon Valley, Hale Park near Fordingbridge, is a stunning Grade I listed colonnaded house which was designed and built circa 1715 by Thomas Archer, a courtier of Queen Anne and celebrated Georgian Architect. This property is still a family home which is not normally open to the public and this visit has been kindly arranged by the current occupier Mr Sloan Hickman. Come and enjoy a (selective) tour of the house, including some subterranean tunnels, the beautiful grounds with Ha-ha and delightful church together with a cup of tea or coffee too! There is a steep slope to negotiate to and from the church, with some rough ground elsewhere, so anyone with mobility issues will need to consider this.
Tickets: £12
Meet: Details on Ticket