The Wisbech Society Summer Outings 2018

A Series of Outings planned for the Summer Months of 2018:

Throckenholt- The Museum of Technology - Wednesday 30th May 2018- Thursday 19th July 2018

Making our own way to Throckenholt (route overleaf), we meet in the museum car park for our private conducted visit which commences at 2pm. (If you require a lift please indicate below)

This recently opened local attraction (a registered charity) contains a host of gadgets and gismos dating from the 1830s to the 1980s. There are early electrical and electronic items including gramophones and telephones along with artefacts from the Great War and the Second World War. Many of the more recent exhibits will be familiar to those visiting. There will some working demonstrations and it promises to be a nostalgic afternoon! Tea, coffee, soft drinks and biscuits are included in the entry price. There are ground floor toilet facilities. The visit concludes at 4pm

Cost £5.00

Closing date for booking Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at the latest.

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Combined visit to the Castle and Cathedral- Tuesday 26TH June 2018

The coach leaves Somers Road car park promptly at 9am and will arrive at the drop-off point close to the Castle and Cathedral around 10.45am. Entrance to the Castle and the Cathedral is included in the discounted price.

The castle encompasses a 1000 years of history and recently underwent a £22m restoration turning it into an exciting and informative visitor attraction. The more energetic can walk the third of a mile around the curtain walls enjoying unparalleled views of the city. Alternatively visit the Victorian Gaol within its walls and the Magna Carta Vault displaying an original copy of the 1215 document. There is also a 210degree wrap-around cinema screen with 3D sound telling the story of King John and his dispute with the barons.

There is a café at the Castle or one can picnic in the grounds.

The imposing Cathedral is a short walk from the Castle and was described by John Ruskin, the 19thC polymath, as the “most precious architecture in the British Isles”.

The bus departs at 4pm from the drop off point returning to Somers Road by 6pm Cost: Concessions £27 (63 and over) Others and non-members £30

Closing date for booking Friday 25th May at the latest.

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Peterborough Cathedral- The Precinct and Deanery Garden Tour- Thursday 19th July 2018

Making our own way to Peterborough we meet outside the cathedral main entrance promptly at 2.45pm before embarking on the above conducted tour at 3pm.

This outdoor tour lasting approximately 90 minutes takes in the historic buildings within the precinct tracing their history - the Becket Chapel, the Norman Arch, the King’s Lodging, the Knights’ Chamber as well as the monastic buildings and the 18th and 19th century houses. The tour includes a visit to the rarely open Deanery Garden with its 11th century castle mound.

There is no parking within the Precinct. However, there is paid parking within a 5-10 minute walk of the cathedral and the bus station is similarly only a short walk away.

There are plenty of cafés nearby so why not come early and have some lunch. Becket’s Tea Room within the Precinct itself is open 9am-4pm although space is limited.

Cost: Concessions £6.00 (65 and over) Others £8.00

Closing date for booking Monday 2nd July 2018 at the latest

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Wisbech's classical Georgian North Brink