Members' Events - 2007
Summer outing - Burghclere and Kingsclere Saturday, 21st July 2007
The Annual Summer Event returned to some of the rural gems of North Hampshire. We met at Sandham Memorial Chapel in Burghclere, just off the A34 south of Newbury
Members were welcome to bring their own picnic lunch to eat in the grounds of Sandford Chapel. Drinks and hot food (and WCs) were available at the Carpenter’s Arms just opposite the chapel.
|Guided Tour of Sandham Chapel, Burghclere. The chapel was built in 1920 and is famous for its painting by Stanley Spencer based on the events of the first world war. Members of the National Trust should bring their membership cards as there is a charge for non members.|
|Guided Tour of All Saints Church, Old Burghclere. Much of it built in the 13th century, it is no longer used for public worship, but is full of interesting features and monuments.
We were led by Di-Di Fowls, the owner of Old Burghclere House.
|Guided Tour St Mary’s Church, Kingsclere led by the Revd Lucy Thirtle. The church is best described as “1848 with Norman additions”!|
Churches visited in 2007 - from left to right Sandham Memorial Chapel, All Saints Burghclere, St Mary Kingsclere - sketched by Keith Bennett.