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ATS Day trip to Avebury World Heritage Site

Saturday, 4th October


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Thursday October 02 , 2014
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Forthcoming events

The three principal Anglo-Thai Society meetings in 2014 are:

  • Summer Reception at the House of Lords in June
  • Presentation of Educational Awards this year at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, London, on Tuesday 18th November
  • ATS Christmas lunch on Friday 12th December

 

Visit to Avebury World Heritage Site

Saturday, 4th October

The ATS is offering members the opportunity to visit the World Heritage site of Avebury in Wiltshire, which is administered by the National Trust. It includes the largest stone circle in Europe, built some 4600 years ago, and a picturesque 16th century Manor House and Gardens. Members will also explore the historic market town of Marlborough and have tea in a village at the foot of the Wiltshire Downs.

Unlike at its better-known neighbour, Stonehenge, visitors are allowed unrestricted access to the Avebury stones and embankments. Uniquely, each of the Manor House rooms is furnished in the style of different periods in the house’s 550 years of history. Visitors are allowed to handle the artefacts, sit on the chairs, lie on the beds and even taste the wine on the dinner table (it may have been there some time).

In the afternoon, members will travel past the mysterious, prehistoric, man-made Silbury Hill to Marlborough, which has the second widest high street in Britain. From Marlborough, members will go for tea in the village of Milton Lilbourne in the Vale of Pewsey.

A coach will pick up members in central London, and also in Maidenhead, before proceeding to Wiltshire for the day’s programme, returning to London in the evening.

The tentative programme is:

0800 Pick up in Park Lane, Hyde Park, London (Speaker’s Corner, Marble Arch)

0900 Pick up in Maidenhead (Braywick Park car park, free parking, Braywick Road  (A 308) Maidenhead SL6 1BN, near M4 Exit 8/9)
1040 Arrive Avebury
1100 - 1200 Group tour of Avebury Manor House
1215 - 1430 Individual visits to Manor House gardens, stone circle, museum, café, shop.
1430 Depart Avebury
1500 to 1600 Explore Marlborough
1630 to 1800 Tea in Milton Lilbourne
1930 Drop off in Maidenhead
2030 Drop off in Hyde Park.

The cost will be £32 for members and £37 for guests. This will include coach transport from and to London, and tea in Milton Lilbourne. Entry to the Manor House and gardens is free for members of the National Trust. Others will need to pay the standard entry fee of £9. Please note that the cost does not include refreshments in Avebury or entrance to the museum. Reductions will be available for members making their own way to and from Avebury. English Heritage members have free access to the museum. Access to the stone circle is free for all.

To book please download the booking form here

There will be a maximum of 20 places available on the coach. Members wishing to participate should contact the Hon Sec Trevor Knox, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by post to Trevor Knox, Hon Sec Anglo-Thai Society, 62a Dore Road, Sheffield, S17 3NE enclosing the booking form above.

The early autumn weather may be unpredictable. Members are advised to bring light rainwear and comfortable walking shoes as access to the stones may be muddy in parts.

Further information about the places to be visited may be found at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/aveburyhttp://history.wiltshire.gov.uk/community/getcom.php?id=163 (click on Milton Lilbourne in the index), Wikipedia entries for Avebury and Marlborough

Members who book on this tour will be notified closer to the day of details of the coach name and pick-up point, and if there are any changes to the itinerary.

Please note that the Society can accept no responsibility for injury, loss or damage incurred during this excursion, which is at members’ own risk.

   

ATS also has the following events planned for the rest of the year, so please mark your diaries.

Tuesday 18th November

Presentation of Educational Awards at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, 28 Princes Gate, London SW7 1PT.  More details coming soon.  For a map showing the venue, please click on the following link http://www.oeauk.net/home/?page_id=2

Friday 12th December

Christmas Lunch at Nipa Restaurant.  More details coming soon.

   

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Calendar of Events

Saturday 4th October

Visit to Avebury World Heritage Site Click here for more details and how to book

Sun. 2nd November

Loy Kratong Festival at Buddhapadipa Temple, Wimbledon.

Tues. November 18th 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Educational Awards Presentation at The Office of Educational Affairs, The Royal Thai Embassy, 28 Prince's Gate, London SW7 1PT

 

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