The Arts Society Haslemere – Visit to Avington Park – 26th June
Our neighbouring society in Haslemere have some places available on a visit to Avington Park, near Winchester, and have extended an invitation to our members. They need to know numbers by Monday 3rd June so we are issuing this newsflash. If you are interested contact 07587 142156.
Trip includes: Coach from Haslemere or Milford, coffee on arrival, guided tour of house, 2-course lunch, barrel organ recital. Price £50 per person including coffee and lunch.
Avington Park is a privately owned stately home set in its own parkland, bordering the River Itchen. Once described by William Cobbett as “one of the prettiest places in the County”. First mentioned in the 10th Century as Afintun, Avington originally belonged to the Cathedral of Winchester until King Henry VIII granted the estate to Edmund Clerke. Avington went on to host both Charles II and George IV in its amazingly decorated rooms. The estate was eventually sold to Lt. Col and Mrs Hickson in 1951 and is now in trust with their family.
Booking Telephone: 07587 142156
09.30hrs: Depart Haslemere Hall (or Milford, Cherry Tree Lane at 09.40).
11.00hrs: Coffee on arrival at Avington Park (incl)
11.30: Guided tour of the house
12.45/13.00: Lunch (incl)
14.15/14.30: Barrel organ recital in church
16.30 approx: Depart Avington Park
17.30: Arrive Haslemere Hall