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The spring outing will be to Penshurst Place and Gardens near Tonbridge, Kent. The medieval manor house and gardens date from 1341 and in 1552 the De L’Isle family were granted the estate by Edward VI after it had been used by Henry VIII as a hunting lodge.

The Baron’s Hall is an amazing example of medieval domestic architecture and records exist of the gardens from 1346. The walled garden was first laid out in 1580. The staterooms have a fine collection of portraits, furniture, porcelain, tapestries and arms.

There is also a Toy Museum and close by is Penshurst village, home of the original Leicester Square, an ancient Guildhouse and St. Joseph’s Baptist church where the Sidney memorials and tombs are found.

On arrival we shall have coffee/tea and a cookie and then have guided tours of the house in the morning and of the gardens in the afternoon. For lunch there is the Garden Restaurant and the Porcupine Pantry plus a kiosk for ice creams, drinks and snacks, plus delegated picnic areas. It would be advisable to stagger times for lunch.

The coach will leave The Street, Ashtead at 8.45 a.m. (A), the Methodist Church, Epsom at 9.00 a.m.(B), and Epsom Downs, the car park behind the Tattenham Corner tea hut at 9.10 a.m. (C). We plan to leave Penshurst at 4.15 p.m.
Cost is £35 per member. Non members will be welcome to book after 1st February.
For any enquiries my phone number is 01372-273517. Sheila Wadsworth

APPLICATION FOR PENSHURST PLACE – Tuesday 14th APRIL 2015
MEMBERS’NAMES

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And FRIENDS after 1st February

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COACH COLLECTION (please circle) (A) (B) (C)

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Please return this form to Sheila Wadsworth, The Chestnuts, Farm Lane, Ashtead, KT2I ILJ. Cheques to be made payable to “Epsom Civic Society” and enclose a stamped addressed envelope. Thank you.

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