Thursday 18th July, to Leicester – Richard III Visitor Centre. The Visitor Centre showcases the life of King Richard III and the story of how his remains were discovered in 2012. The centre opened in 2014 on the site of Greyfriars, the medieval friary in whose church the King was buried. The cost of transport on this occasion is £15. The entrance fee is to be confirmed. Nearby are the Cathedral and the Guildhall. The coach leaves Sudbury bus station at 9am and is expected to depart from Leicester at about 4pm. The journey is approximately 2½ hours.
Read a report of this outing: Leicester visit 2019 .
Thursday 22nd August, to Bury St Edmunds – Barry Wall will give an informal talk at the Abbey (make your own way there, not a coach trip).
Friday 20th September, to Felbrigg (National Trust) in Norfolk – a Mansion dating from the 15th century, with lavish interiors, set in a vast estate with a lake and woodland. The admission cost for those who are not members of National Trust is normally £11 but there is no charge for our visit as it falls on a Heritage Open Day.
Read a report of this outing: Felbrigg Hall report, 2019 .
Thursday 24th October, a visit to Syon House in west London is planned. Syon is one of the last great houses of London, and has been in the family of the present owners for more than 400 years.
Profoundly historic, the House holds a wealth of art within its grand classical interiors, while the Park and Gardens feel like deep countryside, although barely nine miles from Charing Cross.
Syon Park contains a great variety in a relatively small area, from Gardens and Arboretum through to parkland and the unique tidal water meadows. Read a report: Syon House report or see Report and photos .
Thursday 21 November, a trip to Norwich, leaving Sudbury Bus Station at 9am. The cost is £13.50. At Norwich, it is “do your own thing”. There are two cathedrals, the castle, numerous shops and much else to see. Visit www.visitnorwich.co.uk .
Looking ahead: A visit to Kenwood House was under consideration for Spring 2020. Kenwood House is a former stately home, in Hampstead, London, on the northern boundary of Hampstead Heath. The house was originally constructed in the 17th century and served as a residence for the Earls of Mansfield through the 18th and 19th centuries. The house was remodelled by Robert Adam between 1764 and 1779. Part of the estate was bought by the Guinness family in the early 20th century, and the whole property and grounds came under ownership of the London County Council and was open to the public by the end of the 1920s. It remains a popular local tourist attraction.