North West Association Spring meeting

North West Association Spring meeting

The North West Association of Churchill Fellows invite you to their Spring meeting at Norton Priory in Runcorn on Sunday 3 June.

The meeting will feature presentations by both new Fellows and Fellows from previous years. Lunch will be followed by the Association's AGM.

The event will offer a chance to explore Norton Priory, an historic site of international importance near Runcorn, comprising the Grade I listed remains of an abbey complex dating from the 12th to 16th centuries, and an 18th century country house that is now a museum. Today it is the most extensively excavated monastic site in Britain, if not Western Europe.

Besides the museum and excavated ruins the site includes 42 acres of woodland and gardens, including a walled garden that holds the national collection of the tree quince. The museum contains many artefacts excavated from the site, and a major exhibit is an 11ft high mediaeval sandstone statue of St Christopher. This has been dated to about 1390, was once painted in bright colours, and is considered to be of national and even international importance.

The cost is £12 per person. Fellows are welcome to bring guests.

To book your place, contact [email protected]

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