Chaucer in Oxfordshire
- Ewelme Nr Wallingford |
- Visit and Talk |
- Thursday, 5 March 2015 - 12:00 until 15:30
Ewelme is said to be the most perfect example of a Medieval village in the country and its beautiful church contains the tomb of Alice de la Pole, Duchess of Suffolk, a granddaughter of Geoffrey Chaucer.
The day will start with a pub lunch at The Shepherds Hut. The group then walk or drive to the Church, passing through the beautiful courtyard of almshouses and the 15th century Village school. The group will be met by the Rev. Jonathan Meyer who will talk about the de la Pole family. They built the village around their own palace and their Trust still owns and cares for most of the buildings.
Jeff Branch, an Art Fund committee member and expert on Chaucer’s work will explain the magnificent tomb and give a short talk.
Tea and homemade cakes, kindly made by some of the local ladies, will be available afterwards.
This event has been organised by the Berkshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.