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4th April 2019
Romney Marsh Church Curios
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17th June 2019
Chawton Huse and Jane Austen's House
Booking Form 2


The new booking form will be available soon

Something different in early April and some culture in June

April 4 2019:  Romney Marsh Church curios:  Starting in Lympne near Hythe to visit St Stephens a church which teeters on the old Saxon shoreline with views across the marsh from Dungeness to the cliffs that will lead to Dover.   On to St Leonard’s in Hythe, one of only two churches in the UK with an ossuary. Some of the bones over 700 years old.  The church also is packed with monuments to young men lost in Victoria’s wars of Empire.

Time for lunch NOT INCLUDED, unless you opt for the Group carvery lunch at £10.

After lunch to Fairford and the C13th church of St Thomas à Beckett.  The church, [in a field, so wear stout shoes], is pure Georgian theatre with boxed pews triple decker pulpit and a seven-sided font as well as the extraordinary exposed timber roof.

Stopping in Appledore or Ashford for time to buy tea before heading home before five.

June 17 2019: Chawton House and Gardens, home of Jane Austen’s brother followed by Jane Austen’s House

At Chawton House they foster research and understanding of early women writers, restoring them to their rightful place in the history of English literature and enabling them to speak directly to – and inspire – future generations.

They have a unique collection of women’s writing which is accessible to anyone who wishes to use it. Many of the works in the collection were entirely neglected throughout the twentieth century – research carried out here is helping to put these books and their authors back on the intellectual map.

The House and Gardens are open to visitors, and the historic setting brings to life the context within which our women writers lived and worked.

Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton is the house where Jane Austen lived and wrote. It is the most treasured Austen site in the world. 

It was in this country cottage that Jane's genius flourished and where she wrote, revised and had published all her major works, including the timeless Pride and Prejudice.

There will be a number of potions on this visit.  At the Chawton House  a guided  tour of the house or a guided tour of the gardens is on offer.   There should be time for a wander in the gardens after the house tour but not both.

Lunch will be at Chawton House as part of the package and then in the afternoon we move on to Janes Austen’s House and Museum.   Tea will be available here or across the road in the teashop.

Please fill in the booking form, which is on the website, for this trip according to which tour you wish to do.

Trips both abroad and in the UK are organised at intervals. Our aim is to make them interesting and diverse in nature. Many have guides included. Details are given in the Latest News at the right of this page and in our emailed weekly bullerin.

When transport is organised for any trip we have two pick-up points:
West Meads Car Park - Bognor Regis
Shrubs Drive Car Park = Middleton on Sea

Pick-up times will vary and will be published along with details of the trip.

Payments for trips again will vary. Day trips will need to be paid in full prior to the trip and longer stays will require a deposit when booking. All cheques should bve made out to Bognor Regis U3A.

Numbers are limited so in order to secure a place, payment and booking must be made together.