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The Stratford Society aims to protect the  heritage of our historic market town and its residents. Founded in 1966, it  offers non-political, professional expertise on the town's buildings and their  surroundings. It works with councils and other organisations locally and  nationally and promotes high quality design in keeping with the character of  this world famous and much visited town.
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Society AGM 2017 - 22nd May 2017

Society Members are invited to the Society AGM which is to be held on
 
 Monday 22nd May 2017 at 6.15pm
 
Wolfson Hall, Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street

 
When arriving at the Shakespeare Centre, please use the entrance door marked ‘Main Reception’; this is to the left of the Visitor entrance (ie it is the set of doors furthest from the Birthplace).  The Wolfson Hall is on the first floor, opposite the stairs.  There is a lift available – please ask at Reception.
 
An agenda will be sent out in due course but any member wishing to present a motion for consideration by the AGM should give notice in writing and sent to johnscampion@hotmail.com by the 8th May 2017.
 
After the end of the AGM business, we conclude the celebration of the Society’s Fiftieth Anniversary with reminiscences from two distinguished former Chairmen, Ian Heggie and Bob Bearman.  We have invited them to speak about their period of leadership - the highs, lows, achievements and frustrations  - and to remind us all why the Society exists. We look forward to hearing from each of them in their own inimitable style.
 
The bar will be open at the end of the meeting for members to enjoy a glass of wine or soft drink.

The Next Society Members Visit - 15th May 2017

 
Visit to Broughton Castle, Banbury OX155EB

Dear MembersDo join us for this visit to Broughton Castle, a moated  and fortified manor house set in parkland and built of the rich local Hornton ironstone.

It was awarded a rare 5 stars in Simon Jenkins’ book England Thousand Best Houses.

It is home to the 21st Lord and Lady Saye & Sele, whose family name is Fiennes.It has a long history and has been owned by the same family since 1447.

Arrangements as follows:The tour begins at 2pm so please meet prior to that at the Gatehouse near the office where we will be met by our guide…………..(Should you wish to picnic earlier this is possible in the  park outside the moat)Drive  through main gate by lodge and turn first left into parking area next to the church. (ignore a closed sign if posted)

Please note there are no public facilities within moated or castle area. Toilets are in the car park.

The shop will be open specifically for us on the day.

Refreshments will be timed  at approx. 3.30 pm after the tour.

Please organise your own transport and ensure you have adequate insurance.

Your name/s will be added to the booking list but no tickets will be issued. I will only contact you should arrangements change.

Please return the form below by Saturday 6th May to:

Mrs Rosemary Applin………13 Dale Avenue…..Stratford upon Avon……CV377EN

Tel: 01789 295393

rosemaryapplin222@hotmail.com

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No of tour tickets @ £9.00 pp …………………………………Total………………………………..

No for tea & cake @£4.95 pp………………………………….Total…………………………………

Please advise any dietary requirements…………………………………………………………….

Please make cheques payable” The Stratford Society”

 

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