All ‘Friends’, i.e. members of the Friends of Bushey Museum, are welcome to come along to the Meetings, Events and Outings listed below: some need pre-booking, others – just come along on the day! If you want more information about any of these events, have a look in the regular ‘Meetings, Exhibitions, Outings and Events’ leaflet sent to all Friends. It also includes details of who to contact for each event.

Want to join the Friends?
If you wish to join the Friends please visit the Friends of Bushey Museum page here. All new members will also receive the bi-monthly Newsletter and Events Leaflet listing all future events.


Meetings

These are held at the St. James’ Church Hall, Church House, High Street, Bushey WD23 1BD. Non-members welcome, donations invited.

Winter Herbal Tonics

Tuesday 19 February at 8.00pm
Frances Watkins, Medical Herbalist, member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (founded 1864) gives tips and recipes for making your own tonics.

Bushey’s Railway History

Tuesday 19 March at 8.00pm
Transport historian, Ian Read, explores how the coming of the railway changed Bushey.

“Blessed are the Cheesemakers”

Tuesday 16 April at 8.00pm
John Pearson, international cheese judge and Cheese Personality of the Year (2011) describes some encounters with suppliers, impossible customers and will conclude with a short, tutored cheese-tasting.


Events

Bring and Buy Sale

Saturday 23 March from 10.30am to 1.30pm
In the Meeting Room behind Bushey Museum. “Bring something – Buy something” – and raise money for our Museum! Good quality items – unwanted gifts, toys, plants, cakes and produce, books, white elephants etc. (no electrical items). Items accepted in the meeting room only on Friday 22 March from 2pm – 4pm and until 10am on the days of the sale.

Village Trail – St. James’ Churchyard Part 1

Saturday 6 April at 10.30am, and starting from Bushey Museum.
The history and stories of those who are buried at St. James’ Church. Tickets £8.00 each, sold on the day. Refreshments (not included) will be available after the Trail at Church Hall, Church House, St. James’ Church.

Dinner and Quiz Night at the Blue Check Restaurant, High Street, Bushey WD23 3DH.

Tuesday 9 April at 6.30pm for 7.00pm sharp.
This is an opportunity not to be missed to have a fun evening and raise funds for the Friends of Bushey Museum. Our Quizmaster will be Peter McNulty. Why not make up a table with friends?
Tickets to include 2-course dinner (not including drinks) are £25 each. Book early, using the booking form included with the Friends’ Events leaflet.

Concert by Students of the Purcell School

Wednesday 5 June at 7.00pm at The Purcell School, Aldenham Road, Bushey WD23 2TS
A concert performed by young soloists and chamber ensembles.
Please note location, date and time of this event!


Outings

Visit to Stanley Spencer Gallery, Cookham, and Greys Court, Henley (National Trust)

Friends outing will visit the Stanley Spencer Gallery
Stanley Spencer Gallery
Friends outing will visit Greys Court.
Greys Court

Thursday 21 March 2019
Travel to Cookham where we shall have tea/coffee, prior to Gallery tour at 11am. The group will divide – half into the Gallery for tour and remainder to have a walk around village to see where Stanley Spencer lived and vantage points for his paintings. At 1pm, we go by coach to Greys Court where lunch can be obtained prior to visiting the house and enjoying the grounds.

Whole day outing by coach: coach leaves Bushey from the bus stop opposite Melbourne Road at 9.00am and arrives back in Bushey at approx. 6pm.

Cost: £47 per person. National Trust members: £36.00

To visit the Stanley Spencer Gallery website click here. To visit the Greys Court website click here.

 

Visit to Farleys House, East Sussex

Friends outing will visit Farleys House
Farleys House

Thursday 23 May 2019
Farleys House was the home of Lee Miller and Roland Penrose, the home of the Surrealists. Lee Miller was a photographer and Roland Penrose, a painter. We shall join a tour of the House at 11.30am, lasting 50 minutes, after which there is the Sculpture Garden and lunch can be obtained in the Gallery.

Whole day outing by coach: coach leaves Bushey from the bus stop opposite Melbourne Road at 9.00am and arrives back in Bushey at approximately 6.00-6.30pm.

Cost: £40.00 per person (No concessions)

To visit the Farleys House website click here.

 

Visit to Gainsborough’s House in Sudbury, Suffolk

Gainsborough's House in Sudbury, Suffolk
Gainsborough’s House

Saturday 15 June 2019
We shall visit Gainsborough’s House, Museum and Gallery where we shall have coffee/tea & biscuits on arrival followed by an introductory talk at 11.30am. Members will then be able to explore the House, Museum and Gallery. Any refreshments at the house must be booked in advance – this has been done for coffee & tea on arrival. Alternatively it should be possible to find lunch in Sudbury and there should be time to explore the town.

We then continue by coach to Braintree Museum to see the Exhibitions and tea break before setting out for home at approximately 4.00pm
We shall leave Bushey at 8.30am arriving in Sudbury about 11.15am to be at Gainsborough’s House for 11.30pm.

Whole day outing by coach. Coach leaves Bushey from the bus stop opposite Melbourne Road at 8.30am and arrives back in Bushey at approximately 6.30pm.

Cost: £42.00 per person (price to be confirmed).

To visit the Gainsborough’s House website click here.