City of Winchester Trust
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Summer Walks Programme 2013

5th June 6.30pm The Villas of Painters Fields
Meet In middle of Peninsula Square
George Saumarez Smith
Architect, Director Adam Architecture
12th June 6.30pm The Three Oldest Houses in Winchester
Meet at Chesil Rectory Chesil Street
Elizabeth Proudman
Blue Badge Guide
19th June 6.30pm Windows through the ages
Meet at Heritage Centre Upper Brook Street
Richard Baker
Retired local government architect and planner
26th June 6.30pm Hyde: From Dissolution to Victorian Suburb
Meet at Hyde Gateway opposite St Bartholomew Church
Dr Christine Grover
Author and Winchester University lecturer
3rd July 6.30pm Winchester College
Meet at main entrance (Porters Lodge) in College Street
Regine Tatham
Winchester College Guide
11th July (Thursday)
Winnall Moors Nature Reserve
(Northern area not generally open to public) Meet by footbridge on eastern boundary of North Walls Recreation Ground (see information below)
Rachel Remnant
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust Officer
17th July 6.30pm Look up in Winchester
Meet at Winchester Tourist Centre, the Guildhall
Keith Woodward
Winchester Green Badge Guide
24th July 6.30pm St Cross Hospital
Meet at entrance off St Cross Road
Michael Carden MBE
Trust Vice Chairman
Former architect to St Cross
31st July 6.30pm Pubs, Breweries and Hotels revisited
Meet at Heritage Centre
Phil Yates
Local author &
7th August 6.30pm The Nunnaminster and Colebrook Street
Meet at Guildhall
Tony Humphrys
Blue Badge Guide
14th August 6.30pm 150 Years of Winchester Dramitic Society
Meet at Guildhall
Robin Freeman
Architectual Historian
21st August 6.00pm The Best of Contemporay and Traditional Design:
An Urban Designer's Perspective

Meet at Heritage Centre
John Hearn
City Council Planning
Officer and Urban
29th August (Thursday)
Archaeological Excavations at St Cross Hospital
Meet at entrance to Hospital

Winchester Archaeological
and Local History
Group (WARG)
4th September 6.00pm

Is Conservation Worth Fighting for:
Meet at bottom of (southern end) St John's Street
Andrew Rutter
Retired City Council
Conservation Officer

Details and conditions for the summer walks:
1. Days of week : Most of walks are on Wednesdays. But note exception of Thursdays for July 11th and August 29th walks.
2. Timings: Start time is 6.30pm except for walks on and after 21st August which will start at 6pm because of fading evening light.
3. Donation of 2 to the Trust is requested from each person on each walk.
4. Booking: Advised to secure a place and avoid disappointment. Contact the Heritage Centre no later than 9am on the day of each walk. Tel: Win B51664 or e-mail:
5. Walk June 12th: We have kindly been invited to drinks and canapes by Elizabeth Proudman at the end of the walk. Donations to the Trust requested from all those attending.
6. Walk July 3th: Additional payment of 2 to Winchester College requested from each person.
7. Walk July 11th: Additional payment of 2 to Wildlife Trust requested from each person. Be prepared for a walk of 2 miles with uneven boggy ground and crossing over stiles. Select appropriate footwear depending on state of ground. (Call Rachel on 07786 777498 for advice on the terrain). Walk may last 2 hours. For help in identifying meeting place, look at Wildlife Trust web site ( Follow the links: Reserves; Winnall Moors; How to get there; download new reserve leaflet with map. Otherwise contact John Beveridge via Heritage Centre.
8. Walk August 21st: Additional payment of 2 for St Cross Hospital requested from each person.
9. Walk August 29th: Additional payment of 3 for WARG requested from each person.

Exclusion of liability of Trust: Neither the guide/leader of each walk nor the Trust shall be liable for any injury, accident or damage to person or property (including theft or other loss) during each walk to any person taking part in a walk whether a member of the Trust or not.