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    Outing to Sulgrave Manor

    DORRIDGE U3A Summer Outing – Tuesday 9 July

    Departing 9.00 am from DVH – Return to DVH by *5.30 pm

    Sulgrave Manor,  a hidden gem in a lovely English village

    Ancestral home of George Washington

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    The total cost per person is £28.00, includes costumed guided tour of the manor and afternoon tea.  Optional extra:   garden tour at £4.00.

     

    Following a recent highly entertaining general meeting talk on Sulgrave Manor members spontaneously asked if we could arrange an outing there.

    Sulgrave Manor was built by Lawrence Washington, George Washington’s five times great grandfather, in the mid-1500s.  As with most houses built at that time it has been added to over the centuries but by 1914 it was in a sorry state of disrepair.  The house and gardens were purchased and restored, with no expense spared, to commemorate the centenary of the 1814 peace treaty between the USA and Britain. The adjoining village is mentioned in the 1086 Domesday Survey and has been occupied since at least Roman times.   The village is on a figure of eight plan, and members can take a self-guided walk, about a mile long.  The Star Inn is a good starting/finishing point and also provides a recommended venue for lunch (pre-booking needed). 

    Please let me know if you would like to go - by ringing me on 0121 249 0342 or email patlawrenceu3a@gmail.com.   After reserving a place complete the form below and together with your cheque (made out to Dorridge U3A) post to:  Pat Lawrence, 6 Glendon Way, Dorridge, Solihull, B93 8SY.   

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    U3A trip to Sulgrave Manor on Tuesday 9 July 2019

    I enclose a cheque, made payable to Dorridge U3A for £28.00 or £32.00 (to include

    Garden Tour) per person.     Total:    £…………….

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