Sandy Information Centre Guided Walk -- Cardington
Date Added: 15/07/2016
The next Information Centre Walk is a Guided Tour of the Village of Cardington. This takes place on Sunday, 14th August meeting at Cardington Village Car Park adjacent to the Kings Arms PH at 2.30pm.
Cardington is an estate village belonging to the Whitbread family of Southill Park. On this Guided Walk we will see the delightful houses, cottages and other historic buildings erected by the estate from the 18th century. We will also see the cottages erected by the Whitbread’s kinsman, the famous prison reformer, John Howard, whose delightful house can be found close to the parish church. We will have a guided tour of the interior of the church and see the Whitbread family monuments, described by Pevsner as ‘one of the richest assemblies in the county’.
Also to be seen in the church is the very rare Wedgwood black basalt font and the tattered ensign of the R101. Construction of the R101 commenced at the airship sheds at Cardington in 1926. These sheds were known as the Royal Airship Works and we will see these massive buildings from a good vantage point in the village. We will also visit the cemetery at Cardington and see the impressive grave and memorial to the 48 people killed when the airship crashed in 1930. There will be other interesting things to see and hear about in this delightful village.
Meet at the Village Hall Car Park, Cardington at 2.30pm.
The cost of the Walk is £5.50 each. Please note that no refunds are available unless the Council cancels or changes the date of the walk.
For further information contact the Information Centre, Sandy Town Council, 10 Cambridge Road, Sandy, SG19 1JE telephone 01767 681491 [email protected] www.sandytowncouncil.gov.uk