The society is not confined to meetings in Church House, but arranges visits to local buildings and institutions, many of which are not normally open to the general public. The society also organises trips, at reasonable charges to cover costs, to places of historical interest further afield.

Booking details at foot of page. A charge applies to visits marked with an asterisk (*). Places available as indicated (e.g. 15).

April 2019

Date Time Details
Wednesday 10 1.45pm * Two Temple Place, London WC2 – a guided visit to the architecture, artworks and Astor family history, and access to the John Ruskin Exhibition (25)
Sunday 28 2pm Walsworth House – a guided visit with Tom McCall (10)
Tuesday 30 2pm * The de Havilland Aircraft Museum, Salisbury Hall, London Colney – a guided visit (25)


Date Time Details
Tuesday 21 2pm Girton College, Cambridge:  Tour, the Archive and the Museum – aguided visit (20)
Sunday 26 2pm The William Ransom Physic Garden – a visit hosted by the Hitchin Physic Gardeners (12 )


Date Time Details
Sunday 2 2pm Gaping Hills Lane: A Foot in Town and Country – a guided walk with Nafisa Sayany (15)
Saturday 8 2pm Queen Street Grace Baptist Church – a guided visit courtesy of Pastor Tom Forryan (15)
Sunday 30 3pm High Down House: a visit hosted by Mr & Mrs Tim Dye (25)


Date Time Details
Sunday 4 2pm ‘Fine Dry Plots for Better Class Houses’ – a Brampton Park Estate walk with Pauline Humphries and Bridget Howlett (15)


Date Time Details
Sunday 1 2pm Our Lady Immaculate & St Andrew: Hitchin’s Catholic history – a guided visit courtesy of Father Tom O’Brien (20)
Sunday 8 2pm Hitchin’s History: a favourite selection – a guided walk with Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews (20)
Sunday 29 2pm Benslow, the Ransoms and 150 Years of the College for Women – a guided walk co-ordinated by David Howlett (15)

BOOKING: Members should complete the booking form received with their membership card and send it to the Programme Secretary before the visit. Places are normally allocated about a month prior to each visit.