Advance Notice: 2019 AGM Weekend: Thursday 25th – Monday 29th April 2019
The 2019 AGM Weekend will be based at the Abbey House Hotel which is located at Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness.
The main part of the hotel is a neo-Elizabethan H-plan mansion designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1914 as a guest house for Vickers Ltd and a flat for the Managing Director, Sir James McKechnie In its abstracted, military echo of the Tudor style, it prefigures the style of Lutyens’ Castle Drogo. Abbey House has been a Grade II* listed building since 1949.
Furness has a significant place in the history of rail and water transport starting with the transportation of iron ore and slate but then developing an important role in the early days of tourism in the southern Lake District. Following this theme of ‘Rail & Water Transport: Minerals & Tourism’ a full programme of trips, primarily by coach, but also including rail and water, is in an advanced stage of planning by members of the NW Group.
Please Note that the dates do not coincide with the May Bank Holiday weekend.
For more information please contact Roger Brice, preferably by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (07702 303242).