BRITISH AIRWAYS RETIRED STAFF ASSOCIATION – SATURDAY 17 AUGUST AUGUST

 

The RSA have organised a day trip to Frogmore House and Saville Garden.  The date is a Saturday and Frogmore House is only open to the public from 1st to 31st August.

 

We will leave Heston Venue 0900 for Frogmore House Windsor, the guided tour in English is starting at 1000.  The tour lasts approximately an hour and a quarter.

 

Frogmore House was built in the 17th century. Frogmore House became a Royal property when it was purchased for George 111’s wife Queen Charlotte in 1790.  It is no longer an occupied royal residence but is frequently used by the Royal Family for private entertaining.

 

The interests and talents of several generations of the royal family influenced Frogmore’s interior.  In particular, Queen Charlotte’s passion for botany is reflected in the decoration of the house.  She commissioned Mary Mosser, the renowned 18th century flower painter to decorate one of the Frogmore’s principal rooms to resemble an arbour open to the skies.  Frogmore was home to Victoria, Duchess of Kent for almost 20 years and works by her and her daughter Queen Victoria are on display in the house.

 

Your visit ends in the Britannia Room, where, following the decommissioning of the Royal Yacht in 1997, the Duke of Edinburgh arranged a selection of items to reflect the interior of the much loved vessel.  The rich mahogany table that dominates the room was made for Britannia in the 1950s.

 

Unfortunately Victoria and Albert’s Mausoleum is closed at the moment and access to the gardens is not permitted.

 

We will leave Frogmore to go to Saville Gardens where you can get something to eat (not included) or you can take a picnic. We will leave Saville Garden’s at 1500 to return to Heston Venue.

 

The price including the guided tour of Frogmore and entry to Saville Gardens will be £35.00 for members and £37.00 for non members.

 

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