On arrival at the drop off point, we will assemble for a group photograph before having tea or coffee and a guided tour of Coventry’s three Cathedrals: the 12th century Priory Church of St Mary, the medieval Parish Church of St Michael (elevated to cathedral status in 1918 and destroyed in 1940) and the modern Cathedral of St Michael. We will then break for lunch.
The Cloisters Cafe, in the Cathedral’s undercroft, offers a basic range of light lunches, cakes, snacks and drinks, but you might wish to picnic in the ruins of the old Cathedral, a pleasant atmospheric area well equipped with wooden benches. Alternatively, if you want something more substantial, there are many food outlets in the immediate area.
After lunch you are free to view a host of great, free entry, attractions in the vicinity: the Blitz Experience Museum (in the ruins); Holy Trinity Church (2 mins); St Mary’s Guild Hall (2 mins); the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum (1 min); Coventry Transport Museum (5 mins).
We will then board the coach at the drop off point and journey back to Melton at 5.00 pm.
Date & Timings: Saturday 14th June 2014
Depart from Melton Mowbray at 8.45 am. Arrive at Coventry Cathedral at c. 10.15 am.
Depart from Coventry Cathedral at 5.00 pm. Arrive at Melton Mowbray at c. 6.15 pm.
The cost of £22.00 per person includes coach travel, parking, coffee on arrival, guided tour and gratuities. Spare places may be offered to non-Society members who will be charged an additional £1 to secure temporary membership.
To reserve a place on the outing please return the completed booking form to the organizer with the full amount payable – cheques made out to the Melton Mowbray & District Historical Society – by 14th May. Please enclose a stamp addressed envelope or an e-mail address so that receipt of your reservation may be acknowledged. Payments for reservations cancelled within 2 weeks of the outing may be partially refunded provided entrance tickets have not been purchased.
DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL WILL BE FROM/AT THE MELTON & DISTRICT INDOOR BOWLS CLUB, LEICESTER ROAD, MELTON MOWBRAY (NEAR B&Q DIY STORE). PLEASE INDICATE ON BOOKING FORM IF YOU REQUIRE PICK UP FROM WILTON ROAD CAR PARK.
Organizer: Peter Raikes, 39 Cavalry Close, Melton Mowbray LE13 0SZ. Tel: 01664 567118
Regrettably, the Society can accept no responsibility for accidents, loss of property, etc. of those participating in the Society’s events.