Tour of Lichfield Guildhall – for Lichfield Heritage Weekend
Lichfield Guildhall – a History from the Inside
Sunday 23 September 2018 at 11am and 2pm
To celebrate Lichfield’s Heritage Weekend, take a tour inside the historic Lichfield Guildhall to discover its history and secrets. The Guildhall is not usually open to the public, other than for traditional events and for public arts and concert performances, so this is a wonderful opportunity to have a walk round to have a detailed look and unearth its remarkable history.
The tour will tell you about the building, which dates back to medieval times, its use as the centre of local government, the meetings, the council officials, the customs, ceremonies and the ancient traditions which are still celebrated today.
The tour will last an hour and half, and will be held in the main Guildhall as well as a visit to the Ashmole Room to view some historic paintings of famous Lichfeldians.
This tour will be very popular, booking is essential and highly recommended.
Tickets cost £5 per person, if you have a Paypal account please select the time and number of tickets that you require and then press the Pay Now button.
For the 11AM morning tour:
James Law – Lichfield’s Hidden Hero
Sunday 30 September 2018 at 2pm
On 14 August 1838, 180 years ago, the statue of Lichfield’s most famous son, Dr Samuel Johnson was unveiled on Lichfield’s Market Square, and is now one of the most recognised features in the city centre. The statue was a gift to the city from the Reverend James Thomas Law, one of Lichfield’s greatest benefactors but today his name is almost forgotten.
So who was James Thomas Law and what did he do to help the city of Lichfield, what legacies did he leave and what other buildings and statues was he responsible for? Find out on this walking history tour, which takes us from the Johnson statue on Market Square, to the Museum Gardens of Beacon Park and then on St Michael’s on Greenhill churchyard. The tour lasts an hour and a half, is gentle walking and is suitable for all age groups.
Tickets cost £5 per person and can be booked via Paypal, please select the number of tickets required then click on the Paypal button:
Note: If you have problems booking the tour using the Paypal site, or do not have access to a Paypal account please contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring: 01543 268249
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
Book at my calendar page: Calendar 10 November 2018