Thursday 23th April 2020
UPDATE: this event has, alas, had to be cancelled because of the coronavirus risk: no cheques had been banked at the date of cancellation. It is hoped that the event can be re-scheduled in Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021.
Peter Brears has generously agreed to lead a one-day study tour of furniture of the key houses and churches which featured in his recent article in our 2019 journal.
Departing from Leeds station at 10:00 by coach, we will visit Shibden Hall, Halifax, and lunch at the 17th c. Shibden Mill Inn set within a deep fold of the picturesque Shibden Valley. We will then visit Oakwell Hall on the outskirts of Leeds, followed by St John’s church in the city centre, which we were unable to access on our Chippendale study day two years ago. It is a short walk from St John’s to the station.
Trains from Kings Cross take about 2hr 15 mins. Consider staying an extra day at one of the great range of hotels in Leeds and visiting Temple Newsam or Harewood House.
Cost: £60, including lunch. Applications to be received by March 9th.