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Moreton in Marsh & District

Local History Society



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Summer Outings 2018

Excursion to Stocton Bury Gardens and Ludlow – Wednesday May 16th

For this year’s first excursion we are heading west into Herefordshire and Shropshire. Stockton Bury is a 4-acre plantsman garden which has been created over the last 30 years and is acclaimed for its unusual collection of plants. The garden is set in the heart of a working farm and the medieval farm buildings are very much part of its charm. Features include a traditional kitchen garden, one of the finest monkey puzzle trees in the UK, water garden and inspiring mixed borders. We plan to leave Stockton Bury at about 12 noon (flexible depending on the weather) for the short journey to Ludlow when there will be time for lunch (at own cost) in one of the many restaurants there, before our guided tour of St Laurence Church later in the afternoon. Time for a cup of tea before leaving at approx. 4.30pm.

The coach will pick up at Tesco Car Park, Stop-on-the-Wold at 8.30am, and at The Redesdale Hall, Moreton at 8.45am.

Cost: £29 per person (to include coach fare, driver’s gratuity, entrance and coffee/tea on arrival at Stockton Bury, and guided tour of St Laurence in Ludlow).

Closing date for booking this outing is April 16th 2018


Outing to Lincoln and Lincoln Cathedral – Wednesday August 1st

We arrive in Lincoln in time for lunch (at own cost), which will give us the opportunity to visit Lincoln Castle, which is situated next to Lincoln Cathedral. There will be an organised tour of the Cathedral in the afternoon, and time for a cup of tea before we leave.

The coach will pick up at Tesco Car Park, Stop-on-the-Wold at 8.30am, and at The Redesdale Hall, Moreton at 8.45am.

Cost: £27.50 per person (to include coach fare, driver’s gratuity, and guided tour of Lincoln Cathedral).

Closing date for booking this outing is July 2nd  2018

If you are interested in booking one or both of these trips, and do not have a booking form, please contact Ray Poulton on 01608 651372


Proposed Holiday for 2018

The Society is organising a 5-day trip to Liverpool, departing 9th September 2018. It will be based at a 4-star hotel in the centre of Liverpool on a half-board basis. Visits to be made include a guided tour of the City, the Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Estate, the two main Cathedrals, Antony Gormley's statues at Crosby beach, the Walker Art Gallery (with guided tour), Albert Dock, Port Sunlight, Lady Lever Art Gallery (with guided tour) and (as a highlight) the World Museum for The Terracotta Warriors Exhibition from China (entrance included). There will also be a visit on the return journey to The Lowry at Salford. Cost £554. Details can be found on:


Tailored Travel - 2018 09 Moreton in Marsh History Society - Liverpool


If interested, please telephone 01608-651372.






Summer Outings in 2017

Church Visit

On June 7th 2017 we visited the lovely city of Wells, in Somerset, with the main activity being a guided tour of the magnificent cathedral – the earliest cathedral to be built in the Gothic style. The party was split into two, and both guides was very informative, but relaxed.


Summer Excursion to Kensington Palace, London

Wednesday, 2nd August 2017 saw a party of 42 members and guests head for London by coach to visit Kensington Palace situated in Kensington Gardens, home to royalty for over 300 years.  In addition to the Palace and Gardens, we saw an exhibition highlighting Queen Victoria’s life, the Queen’s Rooms and the King’s Rooms, and perhaps the highlight for the ladies, an exhibition featuring some exquisite dresses from the Diana, Princess of Wales collection. This year they also have the ‘Diana White Garden’ in her memory.  Some members also took the opportunity of having morning coffee and/or lunch in the Queen Anne Orangery Restaurant.  The weather continued to be unsettled, but did not detract from the day.

Moreton History Society at Kensington Palace