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Social trips

We organise day trips to heritage buildings and centres throughout the year. Our last trip was on 27th September 2023 to Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury. All trips are open to non-members. We expect to organise another trip in April 24.

Previous social trips

Our last trip, on 27th September 2023, was to Attingham Park, Atcham, Shrewsbury. This 18th-century estate is designed for all seasons with 200 acres of parkland and Regency Mansion.

Read the full story here.

On 8th September 2022 our day trip to Liverpool included tours of St Georges Hall, a Grade 1 listed building, and Knowsley Safari Park. St Georges Hall foundation stone was laid in 1838 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Coronation. The original concept was for a Central Hall to house concerts, which in fact became a multipurpose building with a magnificent Assembly Room, an elaborate Concert Hall, Magistrates Courts and prisoner cells, and many other impressive major rooms.

On 28th April 2022 our 39 day trippers visited the potteries. Their tour of The World of Wedgwood told the history of the family name, the well-known quality and marketing plus the high skills of its employees in hand decorating them, the use of paint containing gold, through to their dispatch on their long journeys around the world in straw filled barrels.

On 3rd May 23 our trip to Yorkshire enticed 48 members and friends across the Pennines to the White Rose County.  We were rewarded with a great day out to Elsecar and Wentworth Woodhouse both owned by the Earls Fitzwilliam. Read about the day out here.