South East Staffordshire
Association of National Trust Members

WEDNESDAY 10th April  Coach Trip Quarry Bank Mill.

There will be a comfort/refreshment break en route. On arrival NT staff will board thecoach to welcome us.

Quarry Bank Mill is now fully reopened following the recently implemented £9.4 million project, designed to enlarge & transform how it is experienced. The centrepiece
is the 5 storey cotton textile mill built by Samuel Greg in 1784, now accessible by
lift to all floors. We will have conducted tours at 11.30am: alternatively you may view
the mill at your own pace. Either way, you will be able to watch the machinery in
action & learn how the mill was powered by water.
In addition, there is a guided tour of the Apprentice House, designed to explain the
lives of those children working at the mill.
In contrast, you will tour Quarry Bank House, the sumptuous home of the Greg
family, and learn about their lives.
In Styal village terraced houses were built by Samuel Greg for the workforce. It is
still a living community. There is a permanent exhibition in one of these houses,
where you can take a guided tour & watch a video to discover more about some of
its residents.
Surrounding these buildings are various Gardens. There is an upper garden containing a restored glasshouse; the kitchen garden, the lower, ornamental garden, &
the apprentice house garden. There is also an accessible path which takes a short,
circular walk round the Estate.
Refreshments are available in the Mill Café, the Garden Café & the Pantry in the
morning, lunchtime & in the afternoon at your own expense.
In addition, there are shops in the mill yard & behind the glasshouse.
All in all, you will have the opportunity to enjoy several visits for the price of one!

Coach departs Tamworth Corporation Street at 8am
Coach departs Co-op car park at Boley Park at 8.20
Coach departs Lichfield Bus Station at 8.30am.

Please note this change of arrangements & state which
pick-up point you intend to use. Coach will depart at

Charge: £18.00 for members and £20.00 for non-members.
Please remember to bring your NT cards
Organiser John Sawbridge Telephone 01543 263372 & 07941 423275

WEDNESDAY 12th June   Coach Trip     Hughenden  

Hughenden is a beautiful brick-built Victorian mansion
set in rolling woodland in the Chiltern Hills near to
High Wycombe. The house was the home of the preeminent statesman and Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli and has many items of memorabilia relating to
his life and work.
The house is well furnished and retains nearly all its
original furniture. In the World War two the house
was made into a headquarters for secret operations
and part of the house remains as an exhibition to this part of its history.
The grounds are very extensive and offer many woodland and country walks for those
interested. There are formal gardens maintained to a high standard. There is a restaurant and tea rooms, and the usual National Trust shop. Upon arrival we will have a
short introductory talk and tea/coffee and biscuits.

Coach departs: Tamworth Corporation Street 8.00am.
Coach departs: Co-op Boley Park Lichfield 8.20am.
Coach departs: Lichfield Bus Station 8.30 am

Charge: £23 for members and £25 for non- members.
National Trust members: remember to bring your NT card

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