Visit to God’s House Tower

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Date/Time
22/04/2020
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker
-

Location
God`s House Tower


Organisation Details


Organisation(s) title(s)
HAT

Website Link
https://hampshirearchivestrust.co.uk/

Contact Name
Sue Chopping

Contact Telephone
01484 573056

Contact Email
events@hampshirearchivestrust.co.uk

Contact Address
HAT Events, c/o 236 Hunts Pond Road, Fareham, PO14 4PG


Tickets Details


Cost – Members £ (inc VAT)
£14.00 pp

Cost – Non Members £ (inc VAT)
Members Only Event

Any Restrictions on Attendees (eg members only, accessibility etc)
Members Only Event



Visit to God’s House Tower


We are delighted to be able to offer our members and their guests an opportunity to stand where the Great and the Good in 1620 stood, to watch the Pilgrim Fathers on the Mayflower and the Speedwell sail into what was already the bustling port of Southampton, and moor off of the West Quay to provision their ships before sailing west for the next stage of their historic journey.

They were not unique in using the port of Southampton, it also played an important role as part of the early explorations of Gilbert, Raleigh and other privateers, the transportation of prisoners to the New World and the voluntary emigration to Canada and the Americas through the 19th Century by the White Star Line – God’s House Tower has seen it all, and of course, the sailing of the Titanic.

Part of our guided tour of Southampton’s newest restored Heritage venue is to go up onto the Tower roof for a wonderful view of Southampton Water from Dock Gate 4 and Queens Park around to Mayflower Park, and with a little imagination to see the original Southampton when those same waters would have lapped at the base of the Tower.  Throughout its 700 year history it has had many guises and uses from a gun tower to a prison and now it’s amazing and sympathetic restoration gives it a new life as an arts and heritage centre.

We will have a guided tour around the Tower, which also consists of two new galleries, one with a marvellous hammerbeam roof, now used for art exhibitions for local artists. We will also be given an insight into the research which has gone into the personal histories of the many people whose lives have been recorded as having some connection with the Tower.  This is all accessible by stairs and a lift, but the Tower roof can only be accessed by steps.

Our afternoon will end with tea and cake in the café.

We look forward to seeing you!


The cost will be £14.00 pp to cover the cost of the guide and tea, do join us as it promises to be a fascinating afternoon.

To reserve a place please fill in the form with your details and preferred method of payment and the Events committee will confirm your place by e-mail.  (Closing application date is 8th April 2020)

Cancellations should be made to events@hampshirearchivestrust.co.uk and no refunds can be made after the closing date.  With your place confirmation e-mail will be a mobile number which can be used if you have difficulties attending on the day.


 


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