Welcome to our Summer Programme 2019. We think you will find it especially interesting and varied. Full details and booking forms will follow nearer the date of each event

In September, date to be announced, Tim Mars will be taking us on one of his fascinating tours, this time to Newport. We understand he has uncovered some places of surprising interest in this intriguing town..

About our events diary: We have talks throughout the year, supplemented by visits in summer and a special Christmas event each winter. Many of our visits are to buildings not otherwise open to the public. Note that the default Diary only shows future events – for previous events follow the links lower down the page.  If few or no events are listed below it will be because we are finalising the new season’s programme (see notes above).

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King’s Cross, London – one of the largest Regeneration Projects in Europe

Saturday, August 17th

Visit : Saturday August 17th.  Details below and on the flier at https://mailchi.mp/7d7f88281a4c/st-mary-de-crypt-llanthony-secunda-priory-visit-thurs-25th-july-1825345?e=56c0a37420

A vast, contaminated industrial waste land has been transformed into an exciting new area of London and is now so successful is that it is fast becoming one of the city’s most popular neighbourhoods.

Within this 67 acre site with its canal side setting are 20 historic buildings restored and brought back into use. In pride of place is  the former granary (now the home of the  Central Saint Martin’s art college) with its  new forecourt of  fountains.

There are 2000 new homes including the legendary flats built  inside the  gas holders. Additionally there is an amazing range of shops and restaurants. The latest addition is the newly opened Coal Drop Yard designed by Thomas Heatherwick.  And all  this is set in  26 acres of open spaces and parks


We leave Stratford Park Leisure Centre at 8.00am. Following an extensive guided tour of the development, members will be free to have lunch and explore the site further.

In the afternoon there will be an optional tour by Tim Mars of the exciting new developments at St Pancras and King’s Cross Stations. The tour will end outside George Gilbert Scott’s wonderful building now the St Pancras Renaissance hotel where some members may like to take tea.

We will leave at 6.00pm and should be back in Stroud by 8.30pm

NOTE Due to health and safety issues the guide is only allowed to take a maximum of 23 people on her tour. However members are welcome to travel with the group if they are happy to explore by  themselves. The tour is free so there is no difference in the cost.

Price: £35.00 members:  £40.00 non members

Booking:  Book direct direct with Juliet or use the booking form here.

Places on the tour will be allotted on a first come first served basis.

Closing date for booking August 10 when your booking will be at acknowledged and further details supplied. You will also be notified if you have a place on the guided tour.



Saturday, August 17th