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Please note that if you are applying for more than one location you need to send a separate cheque for each visit.

For enquiries and tickets, please contact Anne Taylor   taylorad22@btinternet.com

Watts Gallery

Chapel & Artists’ Village GU3 1DQ

Tuesday 26 March 2024

https://www.wattsgallery.org.uk/

The Windsor & Eton Society
VISIT

The Journey

Departure –9.45am from Alma Road Coach Park – car park end. Please ensure you are there by 9.35am so we can leave on time.
 10.45 Arrive. Tea/coffee & biscuits + introduction. 
1.00pm Group light lunch in the Old Kiln room. 
3.45pm Depart. 
 Arrival at Alma Road Coach Park – approx. 5.00pm

Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village is an art gallery in the village of Compton, Surrey. It is dedicated to the work of the Victorian-era painter and sculptor George Frederic Watts. The gallery has been Grade II* listed on the National Heritage List for England since June 1975.  Mary, his wife, was also an artist.

Limnerslease – home to George and Mary is open and some of her work is shown here.

Watts Cemetery ChapelThis unique Grade I-listed terracotta building is the work of artist and designer Mary Watts. Local people helped her create this between 1895 and 1904. It opened in 1898 and remains a working chapel. Clay tiles decorate the outside. Inside is one of the most important and experimental wall paintings in England.

The cemetery was laid out by Mary Watts with the help of Compton Parish Council.

The chapel and house are separate from the gallery. It is about 10 mins flat walk to the chapel and 10 mins. uphill through woods to the house.

Beaulieu Village, Hampshire

Wednesday 12th June 2024

Located on the southeastern edge of the New Forest in Hampshire, England. It is home to both Palace House and the National Motor Museum. In 2020, it was named the fifth most beautiful village in the UK and Ireland by Condé Nast Traveler.

The name “Beaulieu” comes from the French beau lieu, which means “beautiful place”. It is derived from Beaulieu Abbey, which was populated by 30 monks sent from the French abbey of Cîteaux, the mother house of the Cistercian order.

There is so much to do and see at Beaulieu – the old palace ruins, Palace House with a display of embroidery, lovely grounds bordering the River Beaulieu, the National Motor Museum and more. Follow this link to see more https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/days-out-beaulieu/

This trip will probably leave Alma Road car park at about 8.30. There will be a brief comfort stop en route. On arrival at Beaulieu, members will then be left to visit the various attractions etc. as they wish. There will not be organised coffee and lunch.

Application forms will be sent to members by email after Easter.

Please note that refunds will only be given if the Outings Secretary can find replacements

For enquiries and tickets, please contact Anne Taylor 

taylorad22@btinternet.com