Thursday 12th May 2016, leader Alan Langton.
The object of this excursion is to explore things ancient and modern. Beginning with a visit to the Church of St Martin of Tours at Bilborough where excavations in the course of restoration have revealed the rich heritage of a medieval church which was in danger of being lost for ever. The project received an English Heritage Angel Award. The journey proceeds to Southwell for a guided tour of the restored remains of the Archbishop of York’s Palace, with a light lunch, possibly in the State Chamber. Afterwards there should be some free time to look in the Minster. The excursion will end with a visit to the Church of the Good Shepherd at Woodthorpe, which is regarded as a fine example of modern church architecture, and which gained an award when it was built.