U3A afternoon visit to Sevington Victorian School
Several members have asked about visits to Sevington Victorian School. So, in response to requests we are pleased to offer two sessions … on Friday 26th July and Friday 2nd August.
Sevington is one of Wiltshire’s best kept secrets – a unique gem- a tiny village school as it was in Victorian times. In term time children visit the school to take part in a Victorian school day. However, the charity also finds time to welcome adult groups. The school house parlour and kitchen are also opened along with the garden which, following building work, is in the process of being restored.
U3A members and their guests are invited for half day visits on Friday 26th July and Friday 2nd August 2019. The visits commence at 2.15 and end with afternoon tea.
Groups are greeted in Victorian style. Miss Squire, the school teacher, will give a short history of the school, where you will find out about Sevington’s royal links. There is an opportunity to experience a sample of the Victorian school day. You will also find out how the whole school began, through a visit to nearby Leigh Delamere Church, built by Joseph Neeld. Following your formal visit and refreshments you are welcome to spend time looking at the building’s unique architecture and artefacts as well as exploring the original Victorian wash house, privy and garden.
As this is a make your own way excursion why not car share or offer a lift to a member who does not drive.
Why not extend your visit and enjoy lunch in one the nearby villages such as Castle Coombe, Grittleton, Yatton Keynell or Biddestone.
Max.15 per session. 2.15pm- 4.30pm plus informal time Price £7 to include refreshments.
For further details contact Group Co-ordinator