PROBUS CLUB OF SANDOWN
OUTING TO DORNEY COURT AND HUGHENDEN MANOR
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28 2019
We will leave the Car Park on the Old A3 opposite the American School at 9.a.m. We will have Tea/Coffee in the charming Dorney Kitchen Garden adjacent to the Manor before taking a fully guided tour of Dorney Court itself. Dorney Court is one of England's most beautiful Tudor Manor Houses positioned in a most attractive parkland garden setting.
The original estate dates to the time of William the Conqueror. In 1537 the House was acquired by the then Lord Mayor of London, Sir William Garrard. His daughter Martha married a Sir James Palmer and it is the Palmers who have lived at Dorney through thirteen generations and still occupy part of the Manor. Indeed my contact is Anna Palmer. The House is full of period furniture, paintings and tapestries whilst the Gardens are a major feature. Dorney to my mind is a little gem and I think you might well be overwhelmed by its charm, location and history
After our visit we will return to the Dorney Kitchen Garden for a partly subsidised light lunch. Menu details will be sent to all those who choose to participate in the Outing to make specific choices.
In the afternoon we head for Hughenden Manor. Hughenden was the home of the unconventional Victorian Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. It is a splendidly handsome House set in an unspoiled Chiltern Valley with magnificent views of rolling hills and ancient woods. Hughenden is full of fascinating personal memorabilia whilst also telling a second story of its use in WW2 for top secret operations code-named Hillside.
These two visits should make for a compelling and full day. The cost is £36 per head and we need 36 to make the Outing viable If we do not get this level of support we will again have to restrict numbers to 25 and a smaller coach. So please get your applications in early. We would expect to leave Hughenden at 5.p.m. and be back shortly after 6.p.m.
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THE PROBUS CLUB OF SANDOWN
5-Day HOLIDAY TRIP TO THE PEAK DISTRICT
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30 - FRIDAY OCTOBER 4
The attached leaflet sets out detailed information in respect of the Club's Holiday to the Peak District. After highly successful trips to Norfolk, York and Cheshire our 2019 venture will take us to the scenic wonders of Derbyshire and especially to the Peak District. Often by-passed as travellers journey further north on the Ml or M6 the Peak District, Britain's first National Park, is undeniably magnificent. As you will see from the leaflet we will visit Chatsworth or Haddon Hall, Bakewell, Buxton, the plague village of Eyam plus Castleton and Edale in the lovely Hope Valley. Moreover we will endeavour to follow the most rewarding routes to showcase the beauty of the Dales and the high Pennines. Our base for the 4-nights will be the 4-star Whitley Hall north west of Sheffield and noted especially for its comfort, its food and its relaxing garden setting.
Apart from the benefits listed on the leaflet the Probus Holiday also includes a Welcome Gathering on the Monday evening, Wine with Dinner and the Driver's Gratuities. Additionally this year morning refreshments on the three full day tours will also be included. All in all your Committee believes the Holiday represents exceptional value. The key items you will have to meet are lunches, personal expenditure and Insurance if this is required.
We need 36 Members and Guests to ensure the trip is viable and you are asked to complete the attached pro-forma and bring it along with a deposit cheque for £50 per person to either the Club's January or February Meetings if you wish to participate. Alternatively send directly to John Edney at the address below.
Finally please note that we do have an allocation of 5 Single Rooms and these are available for a subsidised supplement of £75 per person.
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