Suffolk - Visit to the Euston Estate
Exit Intent Webform
Wednesday 21 June 2023, 10.00am to 2.30pm BST
Due to exceptional interest in the visit, all places have now been taken.
If you are interested in attending please email the Secretary in case there are any late cancellations.
Euston Hall has been the home of the Dukes of Grafton for over 350 years. Built in 1666, this Palladian historic home is set in 10,500 acres of landscaped gardens, parkland, ancient broadleaf woodland and agricultural farmland. The visit will start with a talk in The Old Kitchen by the archivist, Edward Wortley, on the Dukedom, the Hall and the estate. Following the talk there will be a tour around the estate with the Estate Director, Andrew Blenkiron, who will cover the variety of crops which are grown on the irrigated sandy soils, the raising of sheep, beef cattle and pigs, and the production of electricity from anaerobic digestion and solar farms. Newly-planted are 500 acres of tropical hardwood trees for timber and carbon capture.
Please note, this visit will not be suitable for those with limited mobility as getting on and off the farm trailer for the farm tour will require some agility.
The programme for the visit is;
10.00am: Meet in The Old Kitchen at Euston Hall for tea/coffee. Parking is on the lawns in front of the Hall. For satnav users, the postcode for Euston Hall is IP24 2QW.
10.30am: Talk by the archivist Edward Wortley on the Dukedom, the Palladian Hall, and the history of the estate.
11.00am: Farm tour by tractor and covered trailer with the Estate Director, Andrew Blenkiron and staff.
1.30pm: Lunch in The Old Kitchen. The buffet will include cold sliced Red Poll (Euston Hall) beef, smoked ham, vegetarian quiche, various salads to include, coleslaw, vine tomato with chives, 2 bean salad, mixed leaf salad, mixed salad, new potatoes with dressings. Fresh strawberries, New York style cheese cake served with vanilla cream followed by tea and coffee. Elderflower cordial and wine will be provided.
2.30pm: Free to look around the estate.
Please use the simple and secure ONLINE FORM to pay by Credit or Debit card. This greatly simplifies the work for the Treasurer as banking cheques is now becoming difficult due to branch closures and restricted hours. The online form can also be accessed from the Suffolk Cambridge Society website https://www.suffolkcamsoc.co.uk/online-store
We do however appreciate that some are not yet happy in making online purchases. If you wish to pay by cheque, please complete the attached Invitation Form and post with your cheque to David Smith, SCS Treasurer/Secretary at the address on the Form.