HISTORY SOCIETY 2015 SUMMER VISITS
VISIT TO SHUTLANGER – SATURDAY 20th JUNE 2015
A guided tour of ‘The Monastery’ at
Shutlanger has been arranged to start at 2pm. This gives members an opportunity
to enjoy lunch at the recently re-furbished Plough Inn, which is almost
opposite (booking recommended). In fact The Monastery was not a monastery but a
14th century hall house which was the home of the Parles family. Although there have been 17th
century and later alterations and additions ‘the general air of the house is
still very medieval’ (The Buildings of England, Northamptonshire). Members will
also be able to see the owner’s stained glass workshop.
VISIT TO HANSLOPE – SATURDAY 18th JULY 2015
The familiar sight of Hanslope Church spire surmounts the tower which is
only open for one weekend each year giving stunning views of the surrounding
countryside. A guided tour around the village has been arranged with a member
of the Hanslope Historical Society. We hope that teas will be available in the
Church, where there will be an opportunity to go up the tower.
BOOKING: Visits may be restricted initially to members and
spouses/guests. A charge per visit of £2
(member), £3 (non-member), 50p (non-member’s child up to 16) will be made at
the time of booking. There is no charge
for members’ children up to 16. Booking forms are available from any Committee
Member and should be returned with your payment to any Committee Member or at
the AGM on May 27th at the latest.