Outings 2018

The first excursion in 2018 was on Friday 15 June 2018 to Waddesden Manor.

A Day in Waddesdon: Read an account of the Trip to Waddesdon – 15 June 2018 . More details below.

Other outings were:

Friday 14 September 2018, to Hatfield House – Read more , and read a Report .

Thursday 25 October 2018, to Cambridge. See www.visitcambridge.org . [This outing did not take place as there was insufficient support.]

Thursday 22 November 2018, to Norwich – see details , and read a Report .

Details for Waddesdon (Friday 15 June 2018)

The coach will leave Sudbury Bus Station at 9am, with one stop each way. The cost of transport is £14. Admission is free to National Trust members and costs £15 to others.

Wikipedia tells us:

Waddesdon Manor is a country house in the village of Waddesdon, in Buckinghamshire. It is located in the Aylesbury Vale, 6.6 miles west of Aylesbury. The Grade I listed house was built in the Neo-Renaissance style of a French château between 1874 and 1889 for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild (1839–1898) as a weekend residence for grand entertaining and as a setting for his collection. The last member of the Rothschild family to own Waddesdon was James de Rothschild (1878–1957). He bequeathed the house and its contents to the National Trust. It is now managed by the Rothschild Foundation chaired by Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild. It is one of the National Trust’s most visited properties, with over 467,000 visitors annually.[1] Waddesdon Manor won Visit England‘s Large Visitor Attraction of the Year category in 2017.[2]

 Read more from Wikipedia.

See also information from the National Trust  and from the Rothschild Foundation.

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