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Visits Programme 2018 - 2019


4th June 2019
Visit to Knole Park


Knole is situated in 1000 acres of medieval deer park. It ranks in the top five of England’s largest houses occupying a total of 4 acres. In 600 years the house has passed through the hands of archbishops, kings and several generations of the Sackville family who have lived there since 1603.


Vita Sackville-West who grew up there recounted the legend that Knole is a calendar house with 7 courtyards, 52 staircases and 365 rooms. This has never been verified but it does have a world class collection of paintings and furniture and the oldest playable organ in England.

In 2013 the Heritage Lottery Fund gave £7.75 million for conservation and repair work and from 2019 the rooms are open to the public once more.

Included will be a be a tour entitled Past to Present and a chance to visit Lord Sackville-West’s private garden.

The coach will leave Harpenden Rugby Club at 9am

Cost: £20 for National Trust Members and £33 for non-members


Sold Out but will accept a waiting list.


Friday September 27th 2019

Visit to the Armourers’ Hall and the IT Hall


 On arrival at the Armourers Hall we will be served coffee and biscuits. This will be followed by a guided tour by the Clerk to see the treasures. We will then walk along the Barbican High Walk and our guide, Paul Jagger will point out possible lunch venues. The afternoon will begin with a talk by Paul in the IT Hall. He has assured me that his talk will not be a rerun of his June lecture. We will then be shown round the Hall. We plan to leave London at about 4pm.


As usual the coach will leave Harpenden Rugby Club at 9am.

Cost £45


Please note we are now being charged an extra £100 for coaches which enter the inner congestion zone hence the slightly higher cost of the trip.


Reports on previous visits