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What’s in a Name? A Walking Tour of Newdigate

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Date/Time
Sunday, 27 September, 2015
9:45 am


Tanhouse - 1

We have been lucky that John Callcut of the Newdigate Local History Society has agreed to take us on another ramble through the history of the village and the surrounding area. As we go, he will explain how the fields acquired their various names.

Amongst the sites we will see are Home Farm, the erstwhile home of the Newdegate family, and Greens, a farm which has been in constant occupation since the 13th Century. Neither of these can be seen from the road, so you will discover these and other hidden gems on the trail. We will have a stop at the very special Tanhouse Farm Café for coffee and biscuits to sustain us.

Exact location will be sent with confirmation of booking to ensure that only those who have booked arrive on the day. At the end of the walk, The Six Bells are offering a lunch menu for £5 a head which is extremely good value.

Please indicate on the form below if you want to stay for lunch and your choices. This is an outdoor event which will take place almost regardless of the weather. Please wear suitable clothing for the prevailing conditions, including strong footwear. Remember that if it has been wet leading up to the day, it may be muddy underfoot. The walk is about 2 hours long, and although reasonably flat, there are some stiles to be negotiated. For children who enjoy walking, the event would be suitable but it is not aimed at the younger age group. It would not be suitable for pushchairs. Well behaved dogs could take part, although owners will have to be aware that some fields will contain livestock.

The cost will be £7 for members (£9 for non-members), which will include coffee at Tanhouse Barn and a donation to the Newdigate Local History Society, and lunch is optional at an additional cost of £5 (not including drinks).

Booking is essential. If you would like to join us would you please complete and return the booking form to arrive at Warren Farm Barns before Tuesday, 22nd September.

BOOKING FORM

 

For further details and enquiries, contact us at [email protected] or on mobile 07530-949302.

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