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Events

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: 

Birmingham & West MidlandsLeicesterLiverpoolManchesterSouth YorkshireWales; and West Yorkshire

We're always looking for volunteers to put on events for us. Please contact our Events Administrator for more information.

Staffordshire Day

Thursday 5 May: 11.15am to 5.15pm. A short tour of houses and churches in and about Stoke-on-Trent led by Michael Whitaker.
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Roll Out the Barrel: Beer, Brewing and Buildings Study Day

Saturday 7 May: 10am to 5.30pm (doors open 9.30am). A study day organised and chaired by Geoff Brandwood in association with Jeff Sechiari of the Brewery History Society.
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Painting the Town: Fred Leach and the Embellishment of Cambridge 1863-1900

Saturday 14 May: 10.30am to about 5.15pm. A walking tour of Cambridge led by Jon Harris.
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Walk: Victorian Richmond

Wednesday 18 May: 6.30pm to about 8.30pm. A walk led by Paul Velluet, looking at aspects of Richmond that we did not visit on our last walk in 2014.
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John Chessell Buckler in Norfolk

Saturday 21 May: 10.30am to about 6.30pm. A tour of Norfolk led by Joshua Mardell whose PhD concerns a recent rediscovery of the Bucklers’ talents.
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Swiss Tour – In the Steps of (Well-heeled) Victorian Tourists

Friday 27 May: We still have some places available for this 7-night tour, led by Geoff Brandwood, to the spectacular Bernese Oberland.
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Visit to the Supreme Court

Friday 3 June: 10am to about 11.45am. A tour of the Supreme Court led by Jeremy Musson.
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Walk: Camden Town to Great Portland Street

Saturday 4 June: 2pm to about 5pm. An afternoon walk led by Fabian Watkinson around the eastern borders of Regent’s Park.
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Comper in his native land

Thursday 16 June: 7pm on Thursday 16 June to 1.30pm on Sunday 19 June. Aberdeenshire resident, John Whitall, is organising a long weekend tour of the area with the emphasis on the work of Sir Ninian Comper.
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Tour of Mid and North Cornwall

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.
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AGM Weekend in Manchester

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.
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