The IGRS has arranged an exclusive visit to No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath on Thursday 24 October 2013.
This beautiful Georgian house was the 18th-century home of Henry Sandford, a member of the Irish family of Wills-Sandford (see Landed Gentry of Ireland, 1958). Henry Sandford from Roscommon lived here from 1776-1796.
Come and join us on a tour of the house and a lecture about Henry Sandford, to be followed by tea and biscuits in the Servants’ Hall. Tom Wills-Sandford, a long term and faithful member of the IGRS, has lent pictures and other family memorabilia for a special exhibition about the house and the Sandford family. The tour, lecture and tea is £10 per person.
No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath is now part of the Bath Preservation Trust. See website for further information about the house and Henry Sandford.
12:15–1:45pm Lunch at Rustico Bistro Italiano, Margaret Buildings, Brock St, Bath.
This is a well-recommended Italian restaurant. £19.95 will buy a mixed antipasto entee, followed by a main course of fish, chicken or pasta. Drinks extra. Or order from the menu for other choices at will. (See Rustico website.)
A short walk will take us to Royal Crescent.
2:00pm: Arrive at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath for visit, tour and lecture.
Please make your own way to Bath. If arriving at Bath Station you can get either a taxi or bus to Margaret Buildings. A No 2 bus leaves from the bus station and goes to Alfred St, Lansdown Rd, at 11.08am, 11.39am, 12.05pm or 12.35pm. (Return buses from Alfred St are at 16.08pm/16.38pm etc.,). From there it is about a 5-min walk to Margaret Buildings, which is off Brock Street. Walking from Bath Station to Margaret Buildings will take about 20-30 mins depending on your pace.
Booking and payment
Places are limited to 15 people so please do book your reservation as soon as possible. It promises to be a very enjoyable visit. Please let us know if you intend to join us for lunch at the Rustico Bistro Italiano in Margaret Buildings, as it is necessary to confirm numbers in advance. The Treasurer will settle the bill for lunch but will need to be re-imbursed on the day by cheque or cash. Both Christopher Richards and Mary Casteleyn will be there on the day.
Payment: £10 per person for entrance to No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Please book your place by sending a message via the website contact page and send payment of £10 in advance by cheque to the IGRS, c/o Peter Manning, 18 Stratford Avenue, Rainham, Kent ME8 0EP. Remember to confirm if you are joining us for lunch. (We are not using PayPal on this occasion as each transaction will cost 70p).