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A Society Trip To Hampton Court Castle

A Society Trip To Hampton Court Castle

Saturday 8th June 2013 The Kingswood History Society enjoyed their annual outing to Hampton Court Castle near Leominster. We arrived at 11.20am.

Our lunch was booked for 12.30 so just over an hour was spent looking the gardens, lunch was taken and everyone remarked how delicious the food was.

We had a tour of the castle which was very interesting, followed by a tour of the gardens which are extensive, very well planned and quite beautiful.

We left at 5.00pm, arrived home at approx 7.30 pm, with everyone commenting it was one of the best days out they have ever had.

Dennis Noble (Chairman)

A Society Trip To The Black Country Living Museum

A Society Trip To The Black Country Living Museum

A society trip to The Black Country Living Museum June 9th 2012

The Kingswood History Society visited the Black Country Living Museum at Dudley in the West Midlands. This is mainly an open air type museum very much like St Fagans at Cardiff and Beamish in County Durham. In area it is approx 26 Acres.

Our party of 56 including members , friends and a group from the Kingswood

Museum arrived at the Museum at 10.30am .

We were very lucky with the weather, it being slightly overcast but no rain . We were welcomed by Mr. David Eveleigh, the Curator, who gave us a very interesting talk about the Black Country, its heritage and industry, then an  introductory talk about the museum itself. We  had five and a half hours to enjoy the exhibits, which included a trip on a canal barge to the underground caverns, a drink in the museums Bottle & Glass pub , fish and chips in the local chipper, a visit down the coalmine, and rides on a trolley bus.

Altogether a brilliant day out.

 (Dennis Noble, Chairman)