Sandy information Centre Guided Walks and Autumn Winter Talks
Date Added: 21/04/2016
Sandy Information Centre have arranged Guided Walks and the Autumn/Winter Talks for this year. They
will be as follows:-
a. A Walk over the Woodbury Hall and Tetworth Hall estates, Everton - Wednesday, 18th May at 2.30pm
The walk starts at Everton parish church and continues through the grounds of both the Woodbury and Tetworth Hall estates going through parkland, woodland and agricultural fields.
b. Guided Tour of the Gardens and the interior of the house at The Lodge - Sandy. Sunday, 5th June at 2pm
This guided tour will give you the rare opportunity to see the interior of this beautiful mansion, now the UK headquarters of the RSPB which was built in 1870 in an Elizabethan style, We will also tour the gardens which were re-landscaped in the 1930's in a simple Italianate style. We will hear about the history of the house and the families that lived there
c. A Guided Tour of the Grounds and the interior of Sandye Place, Sandy- Wednesday, 6th July at 7pm
The mansion of Sandye Place now forms part of an Academy. It was formerly the manor house of Sandy Manor. The red brick mansion dates from the 1750’s and on this this rare occasion we will be able to tour the interior of this Georgian house with its charming panelled rooms. We will walk in the delightful grounds and hear about the famous families who lived at Sandye Place and of the Sandy Show, once the largest one day horticultural show in the midlands and which started here in 1869.
d. .The Cardington Walk - Sunday, 14th August at 2.30pm
Cardington is an estate village belonging to the Whitbread family of Southill Park. On this Guided Walk we will see the delightful houses, cottages and other historic buildings erected by the estate from the 18th century. We will have a guided tour of the interior of the church and see the Whitbread family monuments, the very rare Wedgwood black basalt font and the tattered ensign of the R101. Construction of the R101 commenced at the airship sheds at Cardington in 1926. These sheds were known as the Royal Airship Works and we will see these massive buildings from a good vantage point in the village. We will also visit the cemetery at Cardington and see the impressive grave and memorial to the 48 people killed when the airship crashed in 1930. There will be other interesting things to see and hear about in this delightful village.
f. The Squires Walk, Sandy - Thursday, 15th September
This Walk goes over farmlands and woodlands forming part of the Pym estates in Sandy (the Pym’s being ‘squires’ of Sandy). It ascends the summit of the Sandhills where we will see the magnificent views over the town and the surrounding countryside. The walk continues along the wooded lane through the hills, along the Everton Road to Sandy Heath and then along the bridleway though the beautiful grounds of The Lodge- headquarters of the RSPB..
AUTUMN/WINTER TALKS 2016
The Autumn/Winter Talks are also being arranged. They will include the following:-
a 'Parliament through 40 plus years of challenge and change' - This will take place on Friday, 7th October at 7.30pm and will be held in the Council Chamber, Sandy Town Council, 10 Cambridge Road, Sandy
This very interesting Talk will be given by the Rt Hon. Lord Naseby, PC who lives at Caesar’s Camp in Sandy.
Michael Morris, Baron Naseby, PC was selected to fight the marginal seat of Northampton South in 1973. He served in the Commons for 23 years and served on the Public Accounts Committee, the Council of Europe and for his last five years he was Chairman of Ways & Means as well as 1st Deputy Speaker to the Speaker Rt Hon Betty Boothroyd MP. After this he entered the House of Lords where he has served for the last eighteen years. This will be a fascinating talk by a local parliamentarian sharing with us his experiences through seven Prime Ministers
b ' The Great Northern Railway through Bedfordshire'. This will take place on 14th November at 7.30pm and will be held in the Baptist Church Hall, Bedford Road, Sandy
Local historian, George Howe returns to Sandy and will speak about the railway from Hitchin to Huntingdon, but concentrating on the areas of Biggleswade and Sandy. A very interesting evening.
The third Talk is yet to be arranged. .
Look out for further details of these Walks and Talks
For further information please contact
SANDY TOWN COUNCIL
10 CAMBRIDGE ROAD
BEDFORDSHIRE SG19 1JE
Tel 01767 681491 Email: [email protected]