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SOUTHWELL AND THE SOUTHWELL WORKHOUSE

Date:Tuesday, 30 April 2019
Cost:£18.80(including travel and entry to the workhouse). Cost for National Trust members £10 travel only and entry to Workhouse free
Pick up points:Crab and Winkle, Werrington-8.40am: Bretton Centre-8.50am: Thorpe Meadows-9.00am
Booking deadline:31st March 2019
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As well as being the home of the Bramley apple, where the apple was first cultivated 200 years ago, Southwell has a most interesting cathedral, the remains of the Bishop's Palace,  Burgage Manor, the scene of the scandal involving Lord Byron and the daughter of the house as well as the Workhouse. There is a town trail and 6 heritage trails all obtainable from the tourist office exploring the history of the town.

For the visit to the workhouse we assemble at the gate at 1.00pm for a 'meet and greet'. If you are a National trust member make sure you have your card to show at this point. the non-National Trust members will have already paid their admission. The guide will briefly outline the history of the Workhouse and then you will be free to explore the atmospheric 19th century building with it's segregated work yards, day rooms, dormitories, master's quarters and cellars, the living conditions the paupers endured as well as the garden. Find out about the Reverend Belcher, the founder of the Workhouse. There is a cafe and a garden for picnics.

Further Iinformation from Judy Gardiner 01733 562891

to book phone Gina Bates on 01733 579317

Affiliated to the Third Age Trust. [Sitemap]