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A Georgian Walk, Hepworth and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park


Some outings from the village:

A walk around Georgian York. Thursday 24th April 10.00am to 3.00pm

York has a stunning collection of Georgian buildings, all within short walking distance of each other. We've booked a tour guide who will show us some of these beautiful buildings and tell us their stories.

The walk will include the streetscape of Micklegate, Fairfax House and the Assembly Rooms.

We will catch the bus in Husthwaite around 10.00am ,meet our guide in York, stop for lunch (picnic or cafe) and finish in time to catch the bus to get back around 3.00pm. Tickets for the guided walk £5 from 868130.
We're limited to 20, so book early!

Visit the Barbara Hepworth Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Sunday 6 July

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Yorkshire is getting an international reputation as a unique place to see the absolute best of contemporary sculpture. We're going to see two of the newest eye-opener, even if you thought you were never interested in sculpture.

The brand new Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield is amazing, purpose-built to give a home to the work of one of Britain's most important sculptors. Barbara Hepworth grew up in Wakefield, was a friend of Henry Moore and produced the most important of English Modernist sculpture from her studio in St Ives. The Gallery (which is a joy to visit for the building itself) does a wonderful job of explaining her place in the story of British art.
Coffee on arrival and then a 45 minute guided tour of the Gallery.
After that, we go seven miles to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park at Bretton Hall. Lunch there (picnic or cafe), is followed by an introductory talk in one of their underground galleries.
YSP has 500 acres of beautiful landscape with a permanent display of outdoor sculpture, five indoor galleries and a changing programme of special exhibitions. There's also an excellent cafe and gallery shop.

Entry to both venues is free but there is a fee for both guided tours and we need to arrange for lunch and transport.

The final cost will depend on how many of us want to go and whether we will need a coach. The basic cost will be £10 each for the two guides plus either the cost of shared cars or bus and lunch. For now, we need to know how many people will want to go.

So, if you are interested in either of these visits, please ring Andrew Coulthard on 868130 or email

These are the first two of a series of visits being organised for the village by Andrew Coulthard and Lawrie Hill.

Advance Notice
We're negotiating now for a chance to visit the Nissan car factory in Sunderland where the Qashqai and the new all electric Leaf are made. The visit will in early October but we need to know now how many people may want to come. The likely cost will be £18 to Nissan for the visit plus transport. Let us know on 868130 by 15th April if you're interested