Outing: The Town and Port of Chichester, 26 July 2014

Chichester Cathedral from the South West circa 1797 by Thomas Girtin 1775-1802This year’s outing for Society members will again provide a town study. We will explore the town of Chichester and visit Itchenor to see the harbour. There will be time to explore on your own in the morning – to see the town walls, the Cathedral, the grid pattern of old streets, a Georgian suburb, and Pallant House Art Gallery or the new museum, The Novium.We will provide background notes and meet up after lunch for the town study. The coach will take us to Itchenor for tea and cake at The Ship.

The ticket price of £26 includes the coach fare and the tea. The coach departs at 8.45am from Heathfield Terrace/Chiswick Main Post Office and returns about 7pm. A booking form has already been circulated to members and should be sent with SAE and cheque to The Chairman, 25 Hartington Rd, London W4 3TL.

Annual General Meeting, 19 May 2014

7.30pm at Chiswick Memorial Club, Afton House, Bourne Place, W4
The meeting will include a review of the past year’s activities and accounts. Journal 23 will be issued to members on this evening; copies will then be posted to those unable to collect their copy in person.

Richmond Park as a royal hunting landscape

Richmond Park7.30pm, Monday 14 April 2014 at the Chiswick Memorial Club, Bourne Place, London W4

an illustrated talk by Chris Sumner, former Chairman of the London Parks & Gardens Trust, looking at a landscape associated with royalty since the middle ages, and which Charles I enclosed as a deer park in 1637.