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29 August 2019Visit to Longford Castle
23 May 2019Trip to Paul Getty's Library in Wormsley
31 January 2019Lunch at East Avenue Restaurant , Eastleigh College
19 November 2018Visit to Winchester College Treasury
31 May 2018Visit to Roche Court Educational Trust & NewArtCentre.
19 February 2018The Shadow Factory - new play set in Southampton Blitz
11 May 2017Port Out, Southampton Home: the Age of the Ocean Liner : A talk to accompany this exhibition at SeaCity Museum
25 April 2017RomseyDFAS trip to National Theatre & Courtauld Gallery
03 February 2017Evening meal at East Avenue Restaurant, Eastleigh College
17 June 2016 Study Tour: Art & Music of 17th Century Holland Organised by Test Valley DFAS. See "news" tab for more details
16 May 2016Study tour: Art, Architecture & Gardens of the princely German Courts. Organised By Wessex Fine Arts.
30 November 2015See under "news" tab for details of a visit to see Pugin's chancel at St Joseph's Church in Southampton
30 November 2015Rare chance to visit to Pugin's Chancel at St Joesph's church
10 July 2014The Course of True Love
03 July 2014End of year exhibition at Richard Taunton College
12 June 2014Evening Event at Hansard Gallery
05 September 2013Visit to Wormsley Park, Stokenchurch, nr High Wycombe
19 June 2013Visit to Rex Whistler Exhibition In Salisbury
22 April 2013Visit to the Hansard Gallery to see exhibition of Smithson and Holt in Britain
17 October 2011Tate-to-Tate
17 June 2011Charleston House and Berwick Church

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Visit to Longford Castle
Thursday 29 August 2019


We are lucky to have been granted one of only 8 tours per year to the impressive Longford Castle near Salisbury. Longford Castle is partly Elizabethan and partly Victorian but much of its splendour dates from the 18th century.  It is the home of the Earl of Radnor whose ancestors collected many of the paintings on display. Longford has a special relationship with the National Gallery to curate the priceless paintings.

The visit will be from 10.30 to 12.30. Afterwards we can stroll in the gardens. In the afternoon we will go into Salisbury for lunch and to visit the city. We will provide suggestions for this later.

As there are limited places (25), and this is likely to be a popular trip we are limiting it to members only. To be fair we will pull names out of a hat after the May lecture.

The application form can be downloaded from this website. See the “Our Society” Tab & scroll down to “Documents”

If you are unable to download the form, contact Hilary Edge, Visits Organiser.

07961 005699