Tours and Talks

Jane Austen and Lichfield’s Georgian Writers

Saturday 14 July 2018 at 11am

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the death of Jane Austen, take a walking tour of Lichfield to discover her links with the city and learn about the other Georgian writers of Lichfield.  This tour will tell you about Jane Austen and will also feature a number of Lichfield’s Georgian writers, from well known names such as Samuel Johnson; Erasmus Darwin; David Garrick and George Farquhar to lesser known literary figures in Lichfield from the 18th century. The gentle walking tour takes you round Lichfield’s historic city centre streets, lasts one and a half hours and booking is essential.

Date: Saturday 14 July 2018

Time: 11am to 12.30pm 

Cost: £5pp 

Book at my calendar page:  Calendar 14 July 2018

The Lichfield A-Z – an alphabetic walking tour – part two!

Saturday 28 July 2018 at 11am

Come with me on an ABC walking tour and find out the history of Lichfield via the alphabet! This fun walking tour of Lichfield tells you the history of the cathedral city using the letters of the alphabet to describe the famous people, events and buildings! This second, and final, section covers the letters N to Z – remember to book on the first tour on Saturday 26 May if want to spell the whole alphabet though!! The tour is gentle walking, lasts one and a half hours and booking is essential.

 

Date: Saturday 28 July 2018

Time: 11am to 12.30pm 

Cost: £5pp (under 15’s: £3)

Book at my calendar page:  Calendar 28 July 2018

What Lies Below – the gravestones of Lichfield Cathedral

Sunday 19 August 2018 at 11am

On this walking tour around the graveyard of Lichfield Cathedral I’ll be advising people to look down at what lies underneath their feet  and not upwards to the three spires of the cathedral!  
This is the story of some of the people who have their gravestones in the cathedral’s graveyard – who include bishops, deans, vicars, workmen, pub landladies and scholars!
The tour will last an hour and a half and will go around the cathedral graveyard areas (please note: and not into the cathedral itself). Bring suitable clothing and sensible walking shoes as parts of the graveyard are on sloped, uneven lawns.

Date: Sunday 19 August 2018

Time: 11am to 12.30pm 

Cost: £5pp 

Book at my calendar page:  Calendar 19 August 2018

Lichfield in 1918 – World War One Commemoration

Saturday 10 November 2018 at 2pm

November 11 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the ending of the First World War. This emotional, respectful and thought provoking tour tells the story of Lichfield in 1918 and includes stories of both home life and life in the trenches as the ‘War to End All Wars’ draws to a close. The tour is gentle walking, lasts one and a half hours, early booking is recommended as this tour will prove to be very popular.

Date: Saturday 10 November 2018

Time: 2pm to 3.30pm 

Cost: £6pp 

Book at my calendar page:  Calendar 10 November 2018

 

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