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CHRISTMAS VISIT TO LICHFIELD
Join us on our Christmas coach trip on Tuesday 11th December as we head for Lichfield and all the diversity that the city offers.
Lichfield has managed to retain its ‘civilised charm’ as described by its most famous son, Dr Samuel Johnson in 1776 and many of the fine buildings in the heart of the city have remained largely unchanged through the centuries.
The city streets are mainly pedestrianised which makes shopping a relaxed and pleasant experience and there is a market that has been held in the Market Square since 1161 which will probably be a traditional Christmas one at the time of our visit. There is also a Heritage Centre, museums and many historic houses to visit.
Probably the most popular attraction is the magnificent medieval cathedral, unique with its three spires and located in its own close. There is also a Christmas Tree Festival scheduled for the cathedral at the time of our visit which should be worth seeing. Parks surround the city and there is a heritage trail that you can take a steady stroll round whilst burning off lunch from one of the many cafes and restaurants.
The coach will leave the parish at 9.15am and arrive back at approximately 3.15pm and the usual picking up/dropping off points will apply and will be agreed at the time the ticket is purchased. Tickets are £12 each – available from the office.
For this trip we have hired a special bus with a low floor which should make it easier for our less-abled members to get on and off and we are hoping that this facility will enable some of those who have had to drop out of coming on trips to make a welcome return.