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20 February 2019The Mary Rose warship, Portsmouth
24 October 2018Stowe House
17 April 2018Outing to Winchester Cathedral and Avington Park
27 February 2018Windsor Castle and Chapel Post restoration after the fire
14 November 2017Visit to Lichfield Cathedral and The National Memorial Arboretum
05 September 2017Visit Stratfield Saye
07 June 2017Sudeley Castle and Gordon Russell Museum at Broadway
16 November 2016Royal School of Needlework. Hampton Court Palace
01 September 2016Romsey Abbey and Broadlands
08 June 2016Chenies Manor and Milton's Cottage
19 March 2016Outing to Southampton City Art Gallery and Sea City Museum
25 January 2016Annual New Year Lunch at "Greens"
24 September 2015Reading Museum-Bayeux Tapestry and more. Mapledurham House and Gardens
24 June 2015Gloucester Cathedral and Highnam Court
23 April 2015Corsham Court and Bowood
19 January 2015Our Annual Lunch at Green's
26 November 2014Rembrandt Exhibition at the National Gallery
25 June 2014Madresfield Court
14 May 2014Tyntesfield House
13 January 2014Annual New Year Lunch at "Greens"
30 November 2013Australian Art Exhibtion at the ROYAL ACADEMY
01 October 2013Strawberry Hill
15 May 2013Chiswick House and Syon Park
21 March 2013Visit to Castell Coch and then to Cardiff Museum and the Art Gallery of Wales
14 January 2013NEW YEAR LUNCH
28 November 2012Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde Tate Britain, London
06 October 2012Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford and Coughton Court

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The Mary Rose warship, Portsmouth
Wednesday 20 February 2019

The Mary Rose was Henry VIII’s flagship and his favourite vessel. Launched in 1511 soon after he came to power. She had seen action against the French in a number of Cross Channel skirmishes against the French.

In 1545 the French were attacking England and had 225 vessels in the Solent on the attack against only 80 English. It seems a matter of some amazement that the Mary Rose sank so quickly before all eyes, to this day we do not know why.

What then do we go to see? A snapshot of history, how the men lived on board, bronze guns as good as new, how they cooked, surgeon’s tools. In fact it is quite remarkable and very interesting what has survived about 460 years in the mud of the Solent.

A good range of Cafés are available for our lunches. Application form press here.