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Social trips

We organise day trips to heritage buildings and centres throughout the year. Our next trip, on Wednesday 3rd May 2023, is to Elsecar Heritage Centre and Wentworth Woodhouse with a carvery lunch at The Marquis Hotel. The cost, including lunch, driver and lunch gratuities is £36. The itinerary and how to book can be found here. Open to non-members.

Elsecar Heritage Centre

Experience what it was like to live and work in Victorian Elsecar. Fly through ironworks, collieries, workshops and village streets, surrounding by beautiful Yorkshire countryside. See Earl Fitzwilliam speaking to his workers, iron puddlers by their furnaces and the families who lived on our canal. Home | Elsecar Heritage Centre (

Wentworth Woodhouse

Come and visit the magnificent House & Gardens just outside Rotherham. This Grade I listed Georgian Mansion has the longest frontage in Britain, including Buckingham Palace, with a guided tour included. Please note that access to the first floor of the tour is by staircase only. There are gardens to explore and tea rooms available after our tours. Home – Wentworth Woodhouse

Previous social trips

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.