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The dates for the Country Meetings in 2010 are 15 May, 24 July, 18 September.

 15 May: Mirehouse, near Keswick
Leader: Mary Longley

Mirehouse lies between Skiddaw and Bassenthwaite Lake.  It is a private house and this visit is by special arrangement with the owners. The house was built in 1666 by the 8th Early of Derby and in 1802 it came into the hands of John Spedding whose descendents still live here.  Features around the house include a bee garden and heather maze.  There will be a tea stop on the return journey.

The coach will leave Neville Street (at the west end of Central Station) at 9:30 am and the likely time of return will be about 7:00pm.

The day is priced on a cost-recovery basis and so the cost per head will depend on the number of people going; possibly about £20. Bookings to be accompanied by a deposit of £10.00 per place, please.  Payable to the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. Click here for a booking form


24 July: Goole and Howden
Leader: John Griffiths

In Goole, we visit the Waterway Museum and the Victorian port in this town on the River Humber.  Howden, just across the river from Goole, has a minster and church ruins.  There will be a tea stop on the return journey.


The coach will leave Neville Street (at the west end of Central Station) at 9:30 am and the likely time of return will be about 7:00pm.

The day is priced on a cost-recovery basis and so the cost per head will depend on the number of people going; possibly about £20. Bookings to be accompanied by a deposit of £10.00 per place, please.  Payable to the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne. Click here for a booking form.


18 September; details to be announced in Summer mailing

 

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