Victorian Society events are first publicised to members in the 'Blue Sheet' with our mailings in February, June and October before appearing below. Some require booking, others you can just turn up on the day. A ballot is held for oversubscribed events with first preference for members.
For events organised by our regional groups, please see the regional group pages:
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Thursday 7 July:
The tour starts at 2.30pm on the Thursday 7 July at Truro railway station and ends at 4.15pm at Bodmin Parkway railway station on Sunday 10 July for trains after 4.30pm. Michael Whitaker leads a four-day tour exploring the remains of Cornwall’s 19th-century past including Trelissick House; Truro Cathedral; the Tregothnan Estate; Tregrehan House; Pencarrow House; Penheale Manor; and numerous churches.
Friday 29 July:
Friday 29 to Sunday 31 July. Our hosts, the Society’s Manchester Group, have put together a schedule of guided walks on the theme of WWW in Manchester, the three Ws being Walters, Waterhouse and Worthington. There will also be coach tours on the Saturday afternoon and on Sunday. On the Friday evening we shall have a three-course dinner preceded by a talk on Edgar Wood.
Saturday 6 August:
9.30am to about 6pm. A day in memory of the late Paul Joyce, led by Peter Howell, in which we hope to visit works by GE Street.
Saturday 20 August:
1.45pm to 5pm. Tony Woolfenden leads a walk exploring the attractions of what Bradshaw’s 1861 guide approvingly called “a new place, which has sprung up in the course of a few years, from its vicinity to the railway station”.
Sunday 21 August:
2pm to about 5.30pm. A walk round Dulwich led by Brian Green, a social and political historian with an interest in architecture who specialises in the Victorian period and has written eight books on Dulwich’s history, including the guide to Christ’s Chapel.
Wednesday 24 August:
6.30pm to about 8pm. A walk around Bedford Park led by John Scott, a prominent local architect and Chair of the Victorian Society’s Southern Buildings Committee.
Thursday 8 September:
10am to lunchtime. Led by Kit Wedd. Goldsmiths University of London is developing its campus which contains a mix of new and old buildings, both purpose-built and adapted. This visit shows how the college’s Victorian and Edwardian buildings are being used and reused to serve an expanding student body.