Fifty-three members and guests attended our reunion weekend. We stayed at The Lincoln Hotel, located in Lincoln’s historic Cathedral Quarter, boasting stunning views of Lincoln Cathedral and its grounds and within easy walking distance of Lincoln’s key attractions and, ideally placed for guests wanting to explore the medieval city.
On Friday afternoon we enjoyed a guided tour of the magnificent Lincoln Cathedral where we witnessed the famous Lincoln Imp – the little devil perched high in the Angel Choir overlooking St Hugh’s shrine. According to legend, he was turned to stone by the angels because he caused mayhem in the Cathedral.
On Saturday we took a leisurely coach tour with our Guide, through the Lincolnshire Wolds en route to Alford Manor House, built in 1611 and reputed to be the largest thatched manor house in England. The visit included guided tours of the Grade II house, the Gardens which were redesigned after archaeological research, and the Museum of Rural Life. We returned to Lincoln via Somersby where Alfred Lord Tennyson (poet laureate) lived from his birth in 1809 until he moved to London aged 28, which included a visited to 15th Century St. Margaret’s Church, where his father was once rector. A drinks reception in the evening was followed by dinner with our Guide, Arthur Hazeldine, as Guest Speaker who entertained us with a talk entitled “The Great Yellow-Bellies”.
On each evening members and guests gathered to enjoy a drinks reception followed by dinner.
The British Chapter’s 31st Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday morning.