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Historic Buildings – Polesden Lacy – 9th May

16 March, 2019

Although it’s been a little while since there was a Historic Building visit, Janet Campbell and Eileen Langford are planning to arrange some in 2019 and say ‘thank you’ to Ceinwynne for arranging all the previous visits.   

The first visit is to Polesden Lacy, Great Bookham, Surrey on Thursday 9th May.  The Cost is £16 for the coach plus entry charge on the day for non NT members.  The visit includes a stop for coffee/shopping in Guildford in the morning before visiting the house. (Not a guided visit).  Further details can be found on the diary page of the WTU3A website

Polesden Lacey, the weekend party house of Edwardian socialite Margaret Greville, was designed to impress and entertain.

From the stunning décor in the gold Saloon to state-of-the-art conveniences, such as Mrs Greville’s personal lift, no expense was spared when Ritz architects Mewès and Davies renovated the house ready for Mrs Greville’s first house party in 1909.