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Wingfield Family Society England & Ireland Tour 4th June – 15 June 2017

SUN, JUNE 4- UNITED STATES TO ENGLAND

Arrive to Washington Dulles airport by 3:00 PM EST at the Aer Lingus ticket counter for group check-in. Flight is scheduled to depart at 5:15 PM EST on Aer Lingus flight El 0118. Stop in Dublin and make connection flight to London on Aer Lingus flight El 0152.

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MONDAY, JUNE 5 – LONDON ARRIVAL

 

Arrive at London Heathrow at 8:05 AM. After disembark, pass through customs and immigration checks at the airport. Our CIE Tours guide will meet and welcome our group to London and assist in transferring our group to the hotel and check in. After check in enjoy the day completely at your leisure for independent sightseeing, shopping or relaxing.

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OVERNIGHT: COPTHORNE TARA HOTEL, LONDON

 

 

 

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TUESDAY, JUNE 6 – LONDON

 

 

After breakfast, depart for a guided bus tour of London. Stop to visit St. Benet’s Paul’s Wharf, the official church of the College of Arms. Here on 29 March 1664, the infant Thomas Wingfield (of York River) was christened. The WFS presented the John Wingfield York Herald Banner to St Benet’s in 1988.

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THE OLD BANK OF ENGLAND FOR LUNCH AT 12:30 PM.

 

 

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TUESDAY, JUNE 6 – LONDON ST. SEPULCHRE

 

 

After lunch, travel to St. Sepulchre-without-Newgate, the largest parish church in the City of London and the site of the Virginia Colonization Kneeler Collection that includes among others a kneeler for Captain Edward-Maria Wingfield (1550- 1631), 1st President of the Jamestowne Colony in Virginia (donated by WFS). Remainder of the afternoon is at your leisure. Join group for evening dinner at the hotel.

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DINNER & OVERNIGHT: COPTHORNE TARA HOTEL, LONDON

 

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 – ORFORD CASTLE

 

Checkout and depart London hotel at 8:00 AM and travel to Orford for tour of Orford Castle. Sir Henry Wingfield (1435-1494) was appointed Governor of Orford Castle in 1480s.

 

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 – BRANDESTON FOR LUNCH AT THE QUEEN RESTAURANT

 

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 – LETHERINGHAM

 

After lunch, travel to Letheringham to visit St. Mary’s Church and Letheringham Hall, once the ancestral home of the Wingfield family from 1362-1708. After our visit, travel to Ipswich to check into our hotel and freshen up before evening dinner at the hotel.

 

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7 – LETHERINGHAM HALL

 

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DINNER & OVERNIGHT: HINTLESHAM HALL HOTEL, IPSWICH

 

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THURSDAY, JUNE 8 – ST ANDREWS – WINGFIELD, SUFFOLK

 

 

After breakfast, depart hotel at 9:00 AM and travel to the village of Wingfield. Upon our arrival, a private tour of St. Andrew’s Church will be provided by our hosts Peter Bloore and Jane Greenwood. The church includes the monument and effigy of John de Wingfield (1307-1361) and members of the de la Pole family.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 8 – WINGFIELD COLLEGE -WINGFIELD, SUFFOLK

 

Peter Bloore and Jane Greenwood will provide a private tour of Wingfield College, founded by the will of John de Wingfield and endowed by the Black Prince. This former college is now a private home.

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THURSDAY, JUNE 8 – LUNCH AT THE De La POLE ARMS  -WINGFIELD, SUFFOLK

 

 

 

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THURSDAY, JUNE 8 – LETHERINGHAM LODGE  -LETHERINGHAM, SUFFOLK

 

After lunch, depart for Letheringham for a private tour of Letheringham Lodge by our hosts Matthew and Pauline Bickerton. After our visit, travel to hotel to freshen up before evening dinner at the hotel.

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DINNER & OVERNIGHT: HINTLESHAM HALL HOTEL, IPSWICH

 

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FRIDAY, JUNE 9 – ST MARGARET’S CHURCH – WESTTHROPE

After breakfast, checkout and depart Ipswich hotel at 9:00 AM and travel to Westhorpe for a private tour of St. Margaret’s Church by our host Rosemary Mees. St. Margaret’s is the burial location of Elizabeth Wingfield (1450- 1535), nee Rookes, and second wife of Sir Henry Wingfield.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 9 – STONELY PRIORY

 

After our brief visit, travel to Stonely for a brief stop at Priory Cottage, situated within the moated site of the former Stonely Priory and once the childhood home of Captain Edward Maria Wingfield (1550-1631).

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FRIDAY, JUNE 9 – VILLAGE OF KIMBOLTON

 

After visit, travel to the village of Kimbolton for 12:30 PM lunch at New Sun Inn.

 

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FRIDAY, JUNE 9 – KIMBOLTON CASTLE

After lunch, a private tour of Kimbolton Castle and St. Andrew’s Church will be provided by our host Nora Butler. Kimbolton Castle is now a private school, but was once owned by the Wingfield family from 1521 to 1615. Sir Richard Wingfield (1456- 1525) obtained the Castle for his services to Henry VIII, and was subsequently created Knight of the Garter in 1522. After our visit, travel to Peterborough to check into our hotel and freshen up before evening dinner at the hotel.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 9 – ST ANDREW’S KIMBOLTON

 

 

 

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DINNER & OVERNIGHT: ORTON HALL HOTEL, PETERBOROUGH

 

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SATURDAY, JUNE 10 – ALL SAINTS, TINWELL

 

After breakfast, depart hotel at 9:00 AM and travel to village of Tinwell, Rutland to visit All Saints Church, burial place of Elizabeth Wingfield (1535- 1611), and wife of Robert Wingfield II of Upton (1532-1580).

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SATURDAY, JUNE 10 – ST. PETER’S CHURCH, TICKENCOTE

 

After our brief visit, travel to Tickencote to visit St. Peter’s Church, ancestral church of the Wingfield family Tickencote branch. We will be greeted by John and Sue Parry-Wingfield.

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SATURDAY, JUNE 10 – LUNCH AT BARNSDALE LODGE HOTEL – OAKHAM

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SATURDAY, JUNE 10 – ST KYNEBURGHE – CASTOR

After lunch, depart for a brief visit at St. Kyneburghe, Castor, burial place of Robert Wingfield I of Upton (1491-1575) and his son and grandson, Robert Wingfield II (1532-1580) and Robert Wingfield Ill (1558- 1609), respectively. After visit, travel to hotel to freshen up and relax before evening dinner at the hotel.

 

  • Orton Hall Hotel Peterborough

DINNER & OVERNIGHT: ORTON HALL HOTEL, PETERBOROUGH

 

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SUNDAY, JUNE 11 – WINDSOR CASTLE & ST. GEORGE’S CHAPEL

After breakfast, checkout and depart Peterborough hotel at 9:00 AM and travel to Windsor. Upon our arrival stop for independent lunch before touring Windsor Castle. Windsor Castle is a royal residence and is notable for its architecture and its long association with the English and later British royal family. The original castle was built in the 11th century after the Norman invasion of England by William the Conqueror. Since the time of Henry I, it has been used by the reigning monarch and is the longest occupied palace in Europe. St. George’s Chapel is closed on Sundays, however we will be given access after 5:15 PM Evensong for a short private tour. Afterwards, check into hotel and freshen up before evening dinner at the hotel.

 

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SUNDAY, JUNE 11 – MACDONALD WINDSOR HOTEL, WINDSOR

DINNER & OVERNIGHT

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MONDAY, JUNE 12 – LONDON TO DUBLIN

 

 

Motorcoach tour of Dublin

 

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MONDAY, JUNE 12 – ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL – DUBLIN

 

Travel to St. Patrick’s Cathedral for a scheduled tour at 12:30 PM. St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest church in Ireland and from 1783-1871 served as the Chapel of the Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick. Mervyn Edward Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt (1836-1904) and Mervyn Richard Wingfield, 8th Viscount Powerscourt (1880-1947) were Knighted in 1871 and 1916, respectively.

 

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MONDAY, JUNE 12 – POWERSCOURT CENTRE – DUBLIN

 

After tour, stop for independent lunch before taking a private tour at 3:00 PM at Powerscourt Centre, where we enjoyed a Wingfield cocktail. It was once the townhome of Richard Wingfield, 3rd Viscount Powerscourt (1730-1788) and his wife Lady Amelia Wingfield (d.1831), nee Stratford. After private tour, check into hotel and freshen up before evening dinner at the hotel.

 

DINNER & OVERNIGHT: DAVENPORT HOTEL, DUBLIN

 

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TUESDAY, JUNE 13 – POWERSCOURT HOUSE & GARDENS

 

After breakfast, checkout and depart Dublin hotel and travel south to Powerscourt Estate, situated near the charming village of Enniskerry, Wicklow, Ireland. Upon our arrival tour the ancestral estate of the Wingfield family from 1609-1961, now owned by the Slazenger family who purchased the estate from Mervyn Patrick Wingfield, 9th Viscount Powerscourt (1905- 1973). After tour, enjoy lunch at the Powerscourt Gardens Pavilion.

 

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TUESDAY, JUNE 13 – ST PATRICK’S ENNISKERRY

 

Afterwards, travel to St. Patrick’s Church, Enniskerry, which Mervyn Edward Wingfield, 7th Viscount Powerscourt (1836-1904) had built for the protestant population in Enniskerry. Until 1852, the protestant population of the village of Enniskerry attended church on the grounds of the Powerscourt Estate. After our visit, travel south to Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland where our group will check into the hotel and freshen up before traveling to Cappoquin for 6:15 PM refreshments and tour at Philip & Susie Wingfield’s beautiful home, Salterbridge House & Gardens. Dinner is schedule for 8:00 PM and afterwards a talk will be given by Turtle Bunbury (a best-selling author, historian, public speaker and TV presenter based in Ireland). During our visit, you will have an opportunity to tour the house and view many of the Wingfield portraits that once hung at Powerscourt House.

 

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OVERNIGHT: PARK HOTEL, DUNGARVAN

Arrive at London Heathrow at 8:05 AM. After disembark, pass through customs and immigration checks at the airport. Our CIE Tours guide will meet and welcome our group to London and assist in transferring our group to the hotel and check in. After check in enjoy the day completely at your leisure for independent sightseeing, shopping or relaxing.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 – DUBLIN AT LEISURE

 

After breakfast, depart Dungarvan and travel north to Dublin. Check into hotel. Afterwards, at your leisure sightsee Dublin sites on your own or relax at the hotel. There are plenty of museums of Irish interest such as the National Museum, the National Gallery or the Writers Museum. Additionally, there are historic sites such as Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Christ Church, Guinness at St. James’s Gate Brewery and Kilmainham Gaol, or visit shopping destinations on Grafton and Henry Street. In the evening, join the group for dinner at the hotel. DINNER & OVERNIGHT: DAVENPORT HOTEL, DUBLIN

 

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THURSDAY, JUNE 15 – RETURN HOME

 

After breakfast, checkout of hotel and travel to Dublin airport to check in for your return flight to the United States or country of resident. Flight is scheduled to depart at 12:40 PM on Aer Lingus flight El 0119 and arrive at Washington Dulles airport at 3:45 PM EST.