Visit to Chartwell with Carl Bridge, Professor of Australian Studies at Kings College and Randolph Churchill

Visit to Chartwell with Carl Bridge, Professor of Australian Studies at Kings College and Randolph Churchill

11th April 2015
10:30am to 4:00pm

Chartwell was the much-loved Churchill family home and the place from which Sir Winston drew inspiration from 1924 until the end of his life.

The rooms remain much as they were when he lived here, with pictures, books and personal mementoes evoking the career and wide-ranging interests of a great statesman, writer, painter and family man.

The hillside gardens reflect Sir Winston’s love of the landscape and nature. They include the lakes he created, the kitchen garden and the Marycot, a playhouse designed for his youngest daughter Mary.

The Britain-Australia Society has arranged for a tour of the House and Gardens, lunch in the Mulberry Room with Sir Winston Churchill’s great-grandson, Randolph Churchill.  He will comment on the history of the house and Professor Carl Bridge will remember the contribution of Sir Winston Churchill to the Britain Australia relationship and the interrelation between Churchill and Sir Robert Menzies.

Places are STRICTLY LIMITED.  Registration closes on Wednesday 1 April 2015 or before if the event is full.

Details – Saturday 11 April 2015

• Arrive at Chartwell by 10:30am by own transport for a 10:45am briefing on the day
• Self-guided tour of House & Exhibition or guided tour of the garden
• Lunch in the Mulberry Room with Randolph Churchill, Winston Churchill’s great-grandson

  • Irish Stew – one of Winston Churchill’s favourites. He always ate this on a Tuesday. (A vegetarian option is available, please let us know when you book)
  • Apple & Rhubarb Crumble – made with Chartwell fruits
  • Your choice of a glass of wine or cordial
  • Tea / Coffee

• Introduction to Chartwell by Randolph Churchill, Winston Churchill’s great-grandson
• Lecture by Professor Carl Bridge, Professor of Australian Studies
• Chartwell Chef, Lee will share food stories relating to Sir Winston
• Self-guided tour of House & Exhibition or guided tour of the garden
• Tea /Coffee and biscuits in Mulberry Room
• Event concludes at 4:00pm

Cost

Britain-Australia Society Members:

  • Not a member of the National Trust – £50
  • Member of the National Trust – £39

Guests:

  • Not a member of the National Trust – £60
  • Member of the National Trust – £49

Please note:

  1. There is a group entry rate of £11 to enter the House and Gardens of Chartwell. This has been included in the above prices. However if you are a member of the National Trust, entry is free to Chartwell and you MUST bring your valid National Trust membership card with you on the day.
  2. Please email the office and advise us if you have any dietary requirements
  3. One drink is included with lunch and a cash bar will be available.

How to get to Chartwell

With no regular bus service running on a Saturday and due to its country location, we recommend driving or catching the train and a taxi to Chartwell.

By Car:
Leave M25 at junction 5 or 6 to join A25. 2 miles south of Westerham, fork left off B2026 after 1½ miles.
Parking: Pay and display is £3 for non-members. Carpark closes at 5:00pm.
Sat-Nav: Postcode: TN16 1PS

By Train:
Sevenoaks station (6 miles) has a regular fast train service from London Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge. Taxis are available at the station.

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Places are LIMITED so please register early. Registrations close Wednesday 1 April 2015 or before if the event is full.

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photo credits:

Martin Stitchener / JustOneSnap / Gareth Williams 

 

 

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