South East Staffordshire
Association of National Trust Members

WEDNESDAY 11th July Coach Trip Hughenden and Gardens.

Hughenden is the historic and unusual home of Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.
The house dates from the late 18c but the house was extensively remodelled in 1862
by the Disraelis.
The west wing was constructed as recently as 1910.
The house is set in a beautiful an unspoilt Chiltern valley in scenic woodland and rolling
The house is full of fascinating memorabilia, and part of it reflects the fact it was used as
a secret HQ for WW 2 operations. There is an exhibition about this in the basement.
The estate offers a variety of walks, a stable yard café serving light meals and drinks.
There is a National Trust shop and bookshop.
The cost of the trip includes an introductory talk with tea or coffee and shortbread.
You will be responsible for your own lunch.

Coach departs: Tamworth Corporation Street at 8.00am.
Lichfield Bus Station at 8.20am
The coach will depart Hughenden at 4.00pm.
Charge: £22.00 for members and £24.00 for non- members.
Entry fee non-members is an additional £11.50.
Members of the trust remember your NT cards.

Organisers: John Sawbridge Tel. 01543 254627 & 07941 423275


TUESDAY 14th August Coach Trip Lyme Park

There will be a comfort/refreshment break on route. On arrival we will be treated to an
introductory talk.
Lyme Park is the largest grade 1 listed building in Cheshire. Prior to being handed to the
National Trust the estate was in the possession of the Legh family since 1388. The
house is Elizabethan with extensive modifications in the Palladian & Baroque styles in
the 1720s. The estate has been the location of several films, including Pride &
The lavish interior consists of Elizabethan rooms: the Drawing Room, the Stag Parlour,
the Stone Parlour & the Long Gallery, and rooms remodelled in the 18th century, such
as the Grand Staircase & the Saloon. There is a focus on the regency period, under the
stewardship of Thomas Legh, an intrepid traveller & collector. The Library contains the
Lyme Caxton Missal: the only known nearly complete copy of the earliest edition of the
At the time of our visit there will be exhibitions on Experience the Regency Lyme, &
Egyptian Animal Mummies
The house is surrounded by formal gardens, a deer park & a number of listed
structures: including the Cage, the Lantern, the Orangery & the Pheasant House.
Refreshments are available at lunch & in the afternoon at your own expense, & there is
a picnic area. In addition, there is a NT shop.

Coach Departs: Lichfield Bus Station at 8.00am
Tamworth Corporation Street at 8.20am
The coach will depart at 4.00pm.
Charge: £18.00 for members and £20.00 for non-members.
Please remember to bring your NT membership card with you.

Organiser: John Sawbridge telephone 01543 263372

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