Lunt Fort – 20th July 2016
An entertaining visit to the Lunt Fort at Baginton, where we were given a guided tour of the site by archaeologist Paul Thompson who greeted us dressed as a Roman. He gave us a fascinating tour, including the history of the Fort. It has the only known Gyrus in Roman Europe that is believed to have been used for training the horses taken from Boudica.
Coventry’s Literary Trail – 7th June 2016
A beautiful Literary Tour of Coventry, led by Professor Eleanor Nesbitt (of the University of Warwick). We had such lovely weather for this tour and it was truly inspiring. Learning about the history of Coventry, including reference to the playwrights and novelists. Discovering that parts of Coventry became the inspiration for works by William Shakespeare, Alfred Lord Tennyson, George Elliot, Philip Larkin, E. M. Forster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stow, Charles Dickens, William Makepeace Thackeray, J. B. Priestley, Nathanial Hawthorne, Harriet Martineau, Angela Brazil, Benjamin Zephaniah, John Harold Hewitt and H. V. Morton.
Along the trail we also paid our respects to the memory of Sarah Siddons and Ellen Terry; as well as Lady Godiva (Lady Godgifu) and the Christian Martyrs.
It was a fascinating tour and everyone expressed their thanks to Professor Nesbitt for this wonderful day out.
Guild trip to the RAF Museum – 9th October 2015
The Guild trip to the RAF Museum at Cosford on the 9th of October was a big success. The coach was full and the museum was very interesting. The only down side being the fact that the “Warbirds” hanger was closed off as they were getting it ready for a dance night.