Entertaining and Amusing Diversions
Summer outing to Westonbirt
Thirty six members and friends went on a trip organised with customary efficiency by Audrey. This year Westonbirt House and Gardens was the destination chosen for the August day out. There was a stop at Tetbury for a quick shop and some new outfits! After refreshments, the group arrived at their destination where there was a fascinating tour of Westonbirt House, which had been the home of the Holford family from 1665 until 1926, when it was sold to the Martyrs’ Memorial Trust for £25,000 and became a girls’ boarding school. It remains as such today, with access to the public granted on certain days. The arboretum was given to the public in 1956.
Following a lovely afternoon tea, there was a leisurely walk in the sunshine around the garden trail, viewing the Italian gardens, the church, and recently restored camellia house. Thankfully the rain remained at bay.
Something interesting up there?