2012 AGM

Held at Hamsterley Hall

Saturday 26th May 2012


Party at Hamsterley Hall


Held at
Hamsterley Mill, Co. Durham, NE39 1NJ
Saturday 26th May 2012
by the kind permission of the Spry family

(Period Costume Optional!)

PROGRAMME: 2.00pm Arrival and tour of the building. 3.00pm AGM business. 4.00pm Afternoon tea. 5.00pm Depart.

Attendance at the AGM is free of charge. Tickets for the optional refreshments £7.00.

Tickets for a return trip by coach from Newcastle Central Station £10.00. (dep. 1.15pm ret.5.45pm).

In his recent lecture Conservation Architect Cyril Winskell fascinated us with the Hall's rich history and architectural quality. This invitation is a wonderful opportunity for us to follow up the lecture with a visit prior to any restoration works. In 2005 Mr William Spry and Mr Steven Spry, as prospective purchasers of Hamsterley Hall, commissioned JDDK Ltd as Executant Architects and Cyril Winskell as Conservation Architect with instructions to restore the Hall for use as the Spry family dwelling.

The fabric has at the back an 18th century house; then the wing between this and the main house in which the pretty gothic rooms of R. H. Swinburne remain. There is a late 15th century stone fireplace from Crosby Hall, London, and much more. In the formal garden there is a gazebo from Beaudesert and a pinnacle from the Houses of Parliament installed by Viscount Gort.

Car parking will be available in the grounds of the building.

Booking forms have been sent out with the April mailing; for further information, please call 0191 265 6391 evenings or e-mail: .


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