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Guided Visit to Wilton Park and Town Centre

To mark the 75th anniversary of Rex Whistler’s death on 18 July 2019 we would like to offer volunteers the opportunity to take part in a Rex Whistler themed guided tour of Wilton Park and Wilton Town Centre – led by a Blue Badge Guide. More information about this event is attached. Please email me to book your place.

We really hope that you enjoy these events,

Bridget

Thursday 18th July 2019

An opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of Wilton Town Centre with Blue Badge Guide, Margaret Smith. We will explore this delightful market town, which was the home of Saxon Kings and a Royal Abbey. Hear about the connections with Edith Olivier and her circle of friends, including Rex Whistler and see a stunning Italianate church and the Olivier family graves.

Meet at Kingsbury Square, Wilton at 11am for the guided walk.

As Thursday is Market Day, car parking will be limited in the town centre but the Wilton Shopping Village car park should have space.

Lunch – own arrangements

Meet at Wilton House Visitors Entrance 2.00pm for 2.15pm departure- A special opportunity to view Rex Whistler artefacts and a guided walk around Wilton House grounds

Please wear suitable footwear for walking on grassy paths and bring a drink of water/juice as the walk will take around two hours. If it is wet please bring a waterproof coat.

After lunch at 2.15pm, Ros Liddington will lead a guided walk through Wilton Park to view the exterior of the Daye House, the house where Edith Olivier entertained her circle of friends. See the views painted by Rex Whistler. Hear about the people who created the buildings and landscape features within Wilton Park and enjoy the fine views of the river and parkland which are not normally accessible to the public.

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