The Friends of Hylands House

Registered Charity No 1059969

Our upcoming events
For more 'Open Days' in the House with exhibitions presented by Linda and Shirley, do keep an eye on the new Hylands Estate website >
The ones not mentioned above will be on the first Sunday of the month and the intention is that the caterers from the café will be serving afternoon teas! So two good reasons to visit the House!
If you are not a member and wish to come to any of our events, please get in touch by contacting us here, and your email will be forwarded to the right person
Please remember to add your telephone number or you may wish to
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    9th December 2018
    Christmas Celebration for Members
    Our Christmas celebration for members

    Hylands House

    2018 Christmas Celebration
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    19th November 2018
    Cruising into Christmas
    Another cruise on the Thames – this time starting at Greenwich with a free visit to the National Maritime Museum.
    The cruise is later in the afternoon when you will see buildings lit up for Christmas.
    Then it’s back on the coach for a tour of ‘Christmas London’ by night, including a stop in Covent Garden.
    At 7.30 it will be back to the coach to head for a fish and chip supper on the way home.

    Excursion

    2018 Trip Cruise Christmas Thames
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    8th & 9th November 2018
    Thursford Spectacular
    A two-day trip to see the biggest Christmas show in Europe – the Thursford Spectacular. There will be ‘dinner, bed and breakfast’ at the Sprowston Manor Hotel and a day in Norwich before returning home.

    Excursion

    2018 Trip Thursford Christmas Spectacular
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    14th October 2018
    A Film Evening with John Howden
    A film evening with one of our talented members – film-maker, John Howden.
    Plus a buffet supper in the banqueting room

    Hylands House

    2018 Film John Howden Supper
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    19th September 2018
    Tour - This Country Called England
    A new tour - ‘This Country called England’
    The tour starts at Kingston upon Thames and includes a 2-course lunch in Thames Ditton.
    After lunch there is a cruise past ‘the Queen’s backyard’ to the meadows at Runnymede.

    Excursion

    2018 Tour Cruise Lunch
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    9th & 10th September 2018
    Heritage Days - 'Hylands 1966 - 1986'
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    The Heritage Days with this year’s brand new exhibition:
    ‘Hylands 1966 -1986’

    Hylands House

    2018 Heritage Days Hylands
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    29th June 2018
    Farm Park, The Cotswolds
    A visit to Farm Park in the Cotswolds, the home of Adam Henson from BBC’s ‘Country File’.
    By coach from West Hanningfield and Chelmsford

    Excursion

     
    2018 Trip Farm Park Cotswolds
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    22nd May 2018
    Quiz Evening
    A quiz evening with Wendy and Chris Hibbitt, in the banqueting room, plus supper. If you are a keen quizzer we would love to welcome you!

    Hylands House

    2018 Quiz Supper
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    1st May 2018
    Brick Lane Musical - "St Georges"
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    ‘St George’s Day’ at Brick Lane Music Hall, including afternoon tea during the interval.
    This afternoon comes highly recommended!

    Excursion

    2018 St George's Day Brick Lane Musical
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    10th April 2018
    Annual General Meeting
    Our Annual General Meeting, followed by a talk by the well-known Chelmsford leader of walks, Alan Pamphilon

    Hylands House

     
    2018 Annual General Meeting
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    14th February 2018
    Exhibition - Weddings from 1770
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    The first exhibition of the year – ‘Weddings from 1770 to the present day with Hylands connections’. There will be an opportunity to have afternoon tea in the House.
    Keep an eye on the Hylands Estate Heritage page…

    Hylands House

    2018 Exhibition Weddings
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    11th February 2018
    A Concert of Light Classical Music
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    Perfect for a Sunday afternoon, with Lynne Creasey [harp] and Kerry Bassil [flute], followed by afternoon tea in the banqueting room

    Hylands House

    2018 Concert Classical Music Afternoon Tea
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    10th December 2017
    Christmas Party
    Our apologies, due to heavy snow, this event had to be cancelled

    Hylands House

    2017 Christmas Party
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    25th November 2017
    Christmas in
    Faversham & Canterbury
    Faversham, nestling between the rolling hills of the North Downs and the North Kent marshes, is one of our most historic Market towns. The Cathedral town of Canterbury is just ten miles away. Today we visit both beginning with lunch at an historic old pub in Faversham before an afternoon of shopping and sightseeing in the heart of Canterbury with the option to enjoy Choral Evensong in the Quire at the very heart of Canterbury Cathedral.

    Excursion - £44.50

    2017 Excursion Coach Christmas in Fathersham Canterbury
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    13th-14th November 2017
    Thursford Spectacular
    A two day trip to view the biggest Christmas Show in Europe. We spend the night in the splendid Sprowston Manor Hotel to the north of Norwich. Our trip includes best seats in the house at the Thursford Spectacular on Monday 13th November and a day in Norwich on Tuesday, 14th November and. All trips are included, but there is £25 added for single occupancy of the room at the hotel.

    Excursion - £155.00

    2017 Excursion Coach Thursford Spectacular
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    20th October 2017
    Secret London
    This tour takes from High Holborn and Hatton Garden to Holland and includes visits to the Tudor Hall at the Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn, Leather Lane, London’s oldest Catholic church and the dazzling interiors of Leighton House. We stay in Holborn for lunch. Do your own thing (there’s lots of choice)

    Excursion - £45.50

    2017 Excursion Coach Secret London
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    8th October 2017
    Southend Boys & Girls Choir

    Our sincere apologies but due to unforeseen circumstances
    this event has had to be cancelled

    2017 Southend Boys Girls Choir
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    10th & 11th September 2017 (10am - 4pm)
    Heritage Open Days
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    ‘The Pryor family at Hylands’ – 1858 – 1904

    For the Heritage Days this year we have a brand new exhibition -about the Pryor family who lived in Hylands House from 1858 to 1904. We have some wonderful photographs from the late 1800s. Find out who was in the House at each census; where the servants came from, and why some of the grandchildren were there. Do you know which lady who became very well-known was once a governess for three of the grandchildren in the House?
    2017 Heritage Weekend
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    8th, 9th & 10th August 2017 (10am - 4pm)
    Hylands in WW1
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    If you missed this exhibition the last time round, we are once again displaying pictures and stories of ‘Hylands in World War 1’. You’ll be able to read the stories of some of the 1,500 soldiers who were patients in Hylands Military Hospital. We even have some actual Belgian records for the Belgian soldiers. There are also the stories of the Voluntary Aid Detachments – mostly well bought up young ladies from the area who ‘helped’ with the nursing. Sir Daniel and Lady Gooch financed the hospital and Sir Daniel even made some of the bedside cabinets. They also equipped the hospital with an operating theatre and an X-ray machine!
    2017 Heritage Weekend
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    6th August 2017
    Royal London & Buckingham Palace
    We meet our guide at 10.30am to purchase morning refreshments in the Crypt Café at St Paul's Cathedral. During the morning we explore Royal London ancient and modern – the official residence of the reigning British monarch for more than twelve hundred years.
    Our entertaining coach tour looks at birth places, residences, scandals and successes. In the afternoon we visit Buckingham Palace.
    We break for lunch by the river on the South Bank where there’s a variety of lunch options. If you wish to use your own wheelchair or rollator let me know when you book this tour.

    Excursion - £52.50

    2017 Excursion Coach Royal London Buckingham Palace
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    13th June 2017
    Midsomer Murders Country
    & The Goring Gap Cruise
    The Goring Gap is the dramatic gorge where the mighty River Thames chiselled its way through the Chiltern Hills during The last Ice Age.
    Nearby are picturesque locations filmed as the fictional county of Midsomer, Dorchester. We round off the day with a 90 minute cruise through the Goring Gap.

    Excursion - £52.50

    2017 Excursion Coach Midsomer Murders Country The Goring Gap Cruise
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    11th June 2017
    Serendipity - "This England"
    2017 Serendipity This England
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    26th April 2017
    Brick Lane Musical - "St Georges"
    50 seats have been booked for a St Georges Day Show at the Brick Lane Music Hall, London. This show includes a delicious Afternoon Tea during the interval and coach travel to and from the Music Hall. The show will will include stacks of laughter that I am sure you will enjoy. No bad language. Bar open throughout.

    Excursion - £51.00

    2017 Excursion Coach Brick Lane Musical St Georges
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    11th April 2017
    Annual General Meeting
    2017 Annual General Meeting Next Event
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    19th February 2017
    Afternoon Tea with Spirit of Song (Harmony vocals
    2017 Afternoon Tea Spirit Song Harmony vocals
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    11th Dec 2016
    Christmas Party
    2016 Christmas Party
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    16th Oct 2016
    A Film Evening
    with John Howden
    2016 John Howden
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    11th & 12th Sep 2016
    Heritage Open Days
    2016 Heritage Open
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    12th Jun 2016
    Chelmsford Young Generation
    2016 Chelmsford Young Generation
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    4th May 2016
    Coach Trip to Exbury Gardens
    2016 Coach Trip Exbury Gardens
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    12th Apr 2016
    Annual General Meeting
    2016 Annual General Meeting
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    9th Apr 2016
    Coach Trip to Downton Abbey
    2016 Coach Trip Dowton Abbey
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    28th Feb 2016
    A concert of light classical music with Flautista, followed by afternoon tea
    2016 Concert Clasical Music Flautista
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    23rd Dec 2015
    Carols by Candlelight - Albert Hall
    2015 Carols Candlelight Albert Hall
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    13th Dec 2015
    Christmas Party - Hylands House
    2015 Christmas Party Hylands House
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    17th Oct 2015
    Trip to Bletchley Park
    2015 Trip Bletchley Park
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    4th Oct 2015
    Quiz - Hylands House
    2015 Quiz Hylands House
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    13th & 14th Sep 2015
    Heritage Days - The Hanbury Years
    2015 Heritage Days Hanbury Years
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    15th Aug 2015
    Coach Trip - Men with Splendid Hearts - (WW1 in Rural Essex)
    2015 Coach Trip Splendid Hearts WW1 Rural Essex
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    10th May 2015
    Southend Children's Choir
    2015 Southend Children's Choir
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    1st Apr 2015
    Coach  Trip - Highclere Castle - (Downton Abbey)
    2015 Coach Trip Highclere Castle Downton Abbey
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    8th Feb 2015
    Afternoon Tea Concert - Our 20th Anniversary
    2015 Afternoon Tea Concert
  • 2015 Book Shop
  • 2014 AGM Afternoon Tea Concert Bookshop Chelmsford Young Generation
  • 2013 Magis Musicals Heritage Dickens Chelmsford Young Generation
  • 2012 Christmas Marborough House
   
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