Wednesday 24th July 2019 – FORA Annual Outing

Invitation from FRIENDS OF READING ABBEY

ANNUAL OUTING 2019 – CHOLSEY, WALLINGFORD AND DORCHESTER-ON-THAMES

contact John Painter to book on j.g.painter@hotmail.co.uk

  • TIMETABLE 
  • 09.45 Assemble for Coach – North Caversham side, Reading Station
  • 10.00 Coach DEPARTURE 
  • 10.40 ST MARY’S CHURCH, CHOLSEY
    • C12th Church and Manor part of original foundation to Reading Abbey
    • Burial place of Dame Agatha Christie
    • Cholsey Great Barn – demolished 1815, site now occupied by early C19th replacements 
  • 11.30 Coach to Wallingford 11.40 WALLINGFORD 
  • 11.45 Morning coffee – Old Post Office 12.30 Visit to Town Hall 
  • 13.00 Lunch (own arrangements)
    • Kinecroft – Saxon defences 
    • St Laurence’s church (Norman)
    • Walk to see site of Wallingford Castle 
  • 14.00 Visit to Wallingford Museum – local history exhibition 
  • 14.45 Coach to Dorchester (pick up near Museum) 
  • 15.00 DORCHESTER-ON-THAMES 
    • Dorchester Abbey of St Peter – C12th Augustinian Abbey Cloister Gallery
    • Dorchester Abbey Museum 
  • 15.45 TEA IN ABBEY TEA ROOM (opens at 3.00pm)
  • 16.15 Depart for Reading
  • 17.15 Approximate time of return to Reading

PRICE: £35 by coach / £20 by car 

Both include morning coffee and afternoon tea; entry to Wallingford Town Hall and Museum; and contributions to both Cholsey Church and Dorchester Abbey 

  • COST: £35 pp (30 people max)
    • Coach pp 20.00
    • Morning Coffee 3.00
    • Entry to Museum 4.00 (group entry) 
    • Afternoon tea 4.50
    • Contributions 3.50