Summer Programme

Each year from May to August we have an interesting and varied programme of outings. Non members are always welcome to join

Saturday 7th May 2022 1.50pm

“Introducing The Roundhouse”

An informal and story-based guided tour of this previous Victorian depot, situated
at 1 Sheepcote Street Birmingham B1 8AE.

We will meet at 1.50pm for the tour, to begin at 2pm. The cost of £11 per person
includes a hot or cold drink of choice.

There may be a café on site by the time of our visit, but by using your ticket there
will be 20% off food & drink at the Distillery pub next door!

Please note, the courtyard has cobbled paving so sensible footwear is

Booking together with payment must be made by 20th April.
Book via Caroline Stubbs:

Tuesday 14th June 2022 10.20am

Lichfield Cathedral Library and the Chapel of St. John’s, Lichfield

The library, which has been housed in the upper room of the Chapter House since
1758, is home to a globally important collection of ancient books and manuscripts.
This year the focus is on the William Seymour Bequest. He was the brother of
Jane Seymour and died in 1660. His wife, the Duchess of Somerset bequeathed his
library of fine manuscripts and gospels to the Cathedral.

Please note that the access is up a spiral staircase of 35 steep steps and it is
suggested that masks are worn in the library.

We will meet at 10.20 am at the Cathedral West Door for the tour of the library
which takes 1½ hours and costs £18 per person.

We will then walk or take our own cars to St. John’s (½ mile), so we can be
admitted together.

The private chapel in the Priory of St. John Baptist has a large vibrant stained
glass window designed by John Piper (1903-1992). He was a war artist who later
designed large glass windows for many cathedrals, smaller churches and schools
including the bowed baptistry window for the new Coventry Cathedral.
St. John’s make no charge but a donation would be much appreciated.

The minimum number for the first tour is 10, max.13. However, if more than 18
want to visit the library, the librarian will provide a second tour at 2pm, with 9
attending each tour.

Booking and payment by 1st June please via Ann Snell:

Thursday 7th July 2022 2pm

Catton Hall, Catton, Walton on Trent South Derbyshire DE 12 8LN

A guided tour of this historic house, chapel and gardens, none of which is open to
the general public. The tour will last about 1½ - 2 hours and includes afternoon tea.
Catton is approx. 14 miles from Sutton. When you arrive at the Hall, turn up the
drive with the red roadside postbox and then turn right into the ‘car park’ in the
walled garden, it is sign posted. Please arrive just before 2pm.

Booking and payment of £15 per person please by Friday 1st July via

Monday 1st August 2022

In view of the Commonwealth Games during this month, we have chosen not to
arrange any group visit.