Higham and Rushden

The History Group Meetings are held monthly on the 1st Thursday in the month at the Masonic Hall, Wellingborough Road, Rushden NN10 9YJ. Free private car parking plus Coach trips between March – September 2022


2 June No meeting as it is the Queen's Jubilee No meeting
7 July The Treshams of Rushton Hall Mike Stroud
4 Aug. Best Foot Forward - shoemakers & cordwainers Ian Waller
1 Sept. Thomas Cook travel over 175 years Paul Smith
6 Oct. Secrets & Scandals of Canons Ashby Laura Malpas
3 Nov The Great Exhibition 1851 Maria Ellis
1 Dec The BBC & Glenn Miller in WW2 Bedford (with music) David Fowlers

COACH TRIPS   The price per person is inclusive of ticket entry and coach (incl. coach driver’s tip). The luxury 53 seater coaches have reclining seats, and there is a toilet on board. The pickup points are: Higham Ferrers Market Square and Rushden bus stop near Orbital Tyres. Sylvia Wright will accompany all of the trips. If you would like to reserve a place, please contact Sylvia on 07392 057319 or visit our table at the monthly meetings.

Thursday 23 June:Broughton Castle & Banbury£23pp inclusive

This is a combined day trip, stopping off at Banbury, Oxfordshire in the morning for free time (also market day) and time for lunch, and then re-boarding the coach to travel the short distance to Broughton Castle in the afternoon for a private guided tour of the house. The café will be closed, toilets open and our group are welcome to use the benches in the garden for a picnic.
We need a minimum of 35 people for this trip.

Tuesday 9 August:Norwich £22pp£18pp inclusive

Enjoy your day in Norwich. It is considered the capital of East Anglia and has much to offer the visitor. The streets still carry a lot of their medieval charm and a wealth of historic buildings. Norwich Cathedral is simply magnificent to walk round or join one of their guided tours. Riverside Walk is a picturesque walk along the banks of the River Wensum. The Adam and Eve Pub, just off the Riverside Walk, is the haunted pub believed to be the oldest public house in Norwich. Elm Hill is one of the oldest streets in Norwich. There is also a Modern shopping complex and a street market.

Monday 19 Sept:Chartwell House £35pp inclusive
★ Entry to the House, garden and studio is included in the price
★ If you are a National Trust member, free entry, coach fare only £17 pp

Chartwell house was the home of Sir Winston and Lady Clementine Churchill and their family. Everything you see is original and belonged to him and his family. There are ponds and lakes in the garden built by Sir Winston himself. Entry to the sitting room, drawing room, library, Lady Churchill’s bedroom, Museum and Uniform Rooms, and study/studio

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