The Tudor Dovecote and Stables are open for visits by individuals or groups all year round by prior arrangement. ‘Phone Philip O’Donoghue 01480 301494, or Judy Endersby 01234 838278, or email philip.ODonoghue@nationaltrust.org.uk or firstname.lastname@example.org In addition to being open on the last Sunday afternoon in the summer months, it is also used for other events, see below
We look forward to welcoming the public to our open afternoons on the last Sunday of the month April to September, with an interesting programme of displays arranged by Willington Local History Group and the Bedford National Trust Association. Casual visitors will as usual be looked after by local volunteers. There are other attractions this year, including once again an event as part of Heritage Open Days in September.
On-going maintenance by Willington volunteers includes keeping the Dovecote car park tidy, regular sweeping out the Dovecote and Stables, and grass cutting round the properties undertaken with the kindly and much valued assistance of Richard Godber of Frosts of Willington Garden Centre, James Wilkinson of C.R. Wilkinson & Son, Church End Nurseriesand Daniel Silson.
WILLINGTON DOVECOTE AND STABLES
Sunday afternoon, July 30th, 1 to 5 pm,Henry VIII’s Tudor Master Builders
with Tudor-style costumes & music
Tuesday evening, August 1st, from 6 pm to sunset,
Classics at The Old Dovecote, informal gathering of cars & motorcycles
with displays and light refreshments
Sunday afternoon, August 27th, 1 to 5 pm, Archaeology Results 2017
with results and artefacts from this years dig on display
Sunday afternoon, September 10th, Heritage Open Day, 1 to 5pm
Tudor Buildings & Craftsmanship with displays, Tudor-style costumes & music. See the Heritage Open Days website
Sunday afternoon,Sept. 24th, 1 to 5pm, Bedfordshire Crafts
with displays, stalls and demonstrations by local craftsmen and women
Tea & cakes, with organ recitals at 3 pm, are available at nearby St. Lawrence Church on Sundays July 30th, August 27th and September 24th
New this year:
Friday evenings, August 25th, September 8th and 22nd, from 7 pm Exclusive Evening Tours of the Tudor buildings, for small groups, with a welcoming glass of prosecco and nibbles,
book with Sue , on 01767 260579 or email email@example.com
The buildings are also open at other dates and times, by arrangement
‘phone Phil O’Donoghue 01480 301494 or Judy Endersby 01234 838278
see the website www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Some advertised attractions may be subject to alteration or cancellation.
Willington Dovecote and Stables, Church End, Willington, MK44 3PX.