Visits & Activities
Temple Newsam visit 2011
Each year as part of its program of events, the Society organises a visit to a local historical attraction.
On the 9th of June 2011 members of the Society had a day out at Temple Newsam.
Temple Newsam is one of the great historic estates in England. Set within over 1500 acres of parkland, woodland and farmland landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century, it is a magnificent Tudor–Jacobean mansion. Famous as the birthplace of Lord Darnley and home to the Ingram family for over 300 years, the mansion houses rich collections of works of art. The garden is renowned for its Rhododendron and Azalea walk and features the National Plant Collections of Delphinium, Phlox and Aster novi–belgii. Europe's largest working Rare Breeds Farm, with over 400 animals, is set within the original estate Home Farm..
The following photographs show some aspects of the visit and the Society Members having a great day out.
Pie & Pea Supper 2011Due to heavy snow the Carol Sing and Supper scheduled for December of 2010 had to be cancelled. A Pie & Pea Supper was arranged in its place and was held on April 14th in place of the normal monthly speaker presentation.The meal was then followed by a presentation of the Society's recently launched Website.The evening was well attended and proved to be a very enjoyable and popular occasion.
Lotherton Hall visit 2010
Each year as part of its program of events, the Society organises a visit to a local historical attraction.On the 10th of June 2010 members of the Society had a day out at the Lotherton Hall Edwardian country house and grounds near Leeds.The following photographs show some aspects of the house and the various Society Members having a great day out.