Trip to Lucy Boston’s House in Hemingford Grey

Location: Hemingford Grey

Date(s): Sat 19 May - Sat 19 May

Time: 11:00 - 3:00

Event Details:

All College members are invited to join the Lucy Cavendish College Alumnae Association for a tour of Lucy Boston's House in Hemingford Grey, a few miles from Cambridge. The Manor is one of the oldest continually inhabited houses in Britain and was built in the 12th Century.  

Lucy Boston entertained servicemen there in the second world war and her original gramophone is still in the room where she played records for them. She was also a very keen and prolific patchwork quilt maker and these are displayed in the house. She is the author of a series of books about the children of Green Knowe and there are some pieces of furniture there which are described in her novels.

We will be shown around the house by Diana or Kate Boston and the tour will begin at 2pm and last approximately one hour.

Standard ticket - £8 per person
Over 60's ticket - £7 per person.
A donation for the alumnae fund would be appreciated.

You can either join us just before 2pm at the house or some of us will plan to arrive in the village around 11am, look around the beautiful garden (free to those who have booked a tour), have lunch in the village pub and then walk to the Manor for 2pm.

There are no minimum or maximum limits on numbers but it would be helpful if you could let Anne know by the beginning of May if possible so that she can let the Bostons know how many people to expect.

Enquiries and booking:

Please contact Anne Ahmed (Events Sub-Committee of LCC Alumnae Association) as soon as possible for more information or to book your place. Please let Anne know if you would like a lift or you are able to offer one.

Anne can be contacted by email on or telephone on 07597 676657.

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