The Midlands team are delighted to invite you to a bespoke visit to Croome which includes the Worcestershire AGM.
We are pleased to invite our members to visit this fascinating country house and parkland at Croome by kind permission of the National Trust and Croome Heritage Trust.
Croome has been owned by the Coventry family since the 16th century and the grand house we see today was built on the site of the family’s earlier home with one of the most innovatively designed landscapes in Britain.
The parkland, has been designed with a serpentine ‘river’, elegant garden buildings and views over the Malvern Hills.
Croome was used during the Second World War as a secret wartime airbase. You can learn more about Croome’s part in the Second World War and of the many people who worked at Croome in the RAF museum.
The day will begin with the AGM being held in the Sergeant and Orderly Quarters (SOQ), where you will also hear from a CLA national officer, and Croome guest speaker.
Members will enjoy tours of the house, parkland and church. The house tour will also include an opportunity to explore the Ted Deerhurst exhibition.
A two-course hot buffet lunch will be served in the SOQ, followed by teas and coffees, before reverse tours in the afternoon.
Members will return to the SOQ, following the tours for afternoon cream tea at the Visitor Welcome Centre and will be free to roam until 4.30pm. There will also be an opportunity to explore the RAF history museum and to speak with volunteers.
9.30am Registration and Refreshments
10am Worcestershire AGM
- CLA Guest speaker
- Croome Guest speaker
- Tours of the House, Church and Parkland
- Two course hot buffet lunch
- Reverse Tours
- Refreshments and Cream tea
Guest speakers will be updated in due course.