ANNUAL PAINTING DAYS OUT 2018
Members, friends and family are invited to our painting days, which run from 10.00am to 4.00pm approx. Members provide their own refreshments – on site facilities are indicated when available, admission charge or contributions for charity where requested are indicated. Members attending these events do so at their own risk.
Wednesday 4th July - Home of Julia Timmins parking and toilet facilities on site.
Take A454 road to Bridgnorth, at the island (past Shipley & Gardenland) turn right onto B4176 look out for the Folley Inn approx 2 miles on right, almost opposite turn left through white gates into the venue. Bring picnic.
Thursday 12th July - Stanley Hall, Astley Abbotts, Bridgnorth – Contributions accepted. Free parking and toilet facilities on site. Picturesque mansion on the edge of the Severn Gorge.
Proceed to Bridgnorth on the A454, cross the bridge, turn left following the road round past the Severn Valley Railway and turn right at junction into High Town main street. Turn left onto B473 then right after approx ½ mile at sewage works. Follow road for approx 1 mile past the golf course and turn left into Stanley Hall drive. It will be marked with a sign saying “WSA”. Bring picnic.
Wednesday 18th July - The Wodehouse Wombourne WV5 9BW - Contributions to National Garden Scheme. Parking and toilet facilities on site.
Take A449 road to Kidderminster turn left at Wombourne traffic island just onto Sedgley Road, the entrance to The Wodehouse is approx 500 yards on the right. Bring Picnic.
Thursday 26th July – Chillington Hall Brewood WV8 1RE – £4.00, admission parking and toilet facilities on site. A stately home, with extensive gardens, lake and grounds. Take Elliots Lane from Codsall to Brewood and take left turn approximately 2 miles from Codsall a stone wall. Note public opening day. Bring picnic.
Thursday 2nd August – Ruckley Grange – Contribution accepted.
Take the A41 from Wolverhampton to Albrighton through Cosford, to junction 3 of M54, cross the motorway and take the Witchurch exit on to A41, turn first left signposted to Shifnal, go under the motorway and turn left at signport Ruckly/Neachley, then first right at Timlet Lodge (stone dogs on wall), follow drive keeping lake on your right to car park. Bring picnic.
Thursday 9th August – Daniels Mill, Eardington, Bridgnorth – admission to mill £3.50 – free parking, cafe and toilet facilities on site.
Proceed to Bridgnorth and cross the bridge. Turn left, do not take the road to High Town but almost immediately turn left on to B4363 and then left again almost immediately onto the B4555. The Mill is on the right approx half mile. Refreshments available.
Wednesday 15th August – Davenport House, Worfield – Charity collection £2.50. A beautiful Georgian Manor with panoramic views over the Worfe valley.
Turn off the Bridgnorth Road (A454) at the Wheel Inn. The entrance to Davenport House is on the left opposite the road into Worfield Village. Bring picnic.
Wednesday 22nd August – Billy Wilson’s Horse Sanctuary, Jenny Walker Lne, Perton – contributions accepted.
Horses, dogs, donkeys, old buildings and views over the Smestow Valley. It is adviseable not to wear your best shoes. Follow Bridgnorth Road A454 through Compton, [past the Mermaid pub and take right turn at next traffic lights to Jenny Walkers Lane, Billy Wilson’s is on the left. If you reach the next set of traffic lights – you’ve missed it! Bring picnic.
Wednesday 29th August - Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton. WV6 8BN Open from 11.00 am free parking, entrance fee to grounds £5.50 (NT members free) Tea room and facilities on site.
Take A454 Wolverhampton to Bridgnorth Road, new car park entrance between “Mermaid Inn” and Tinacre Hill off Bridgnorth Road. Refreshments are available.
We are gradually losing access to local venues of interest, as large estates are being converted to
luxury apartments. The organisers of our painting days out would be interested to received information of possible new venues for future outings together with comments from members on travelling distances considered acceptable. Please remember that toilet facilities are required at each venue. Reply to: R. Ormerod, 58 Cranmere Ave., The Wergs, WV6 8TS. Tel 01902 754967