St Paul’s Walden Bury and Parish Church

Thursday, 26 May 2022, (day visit; Event 219)

St Paul’s Walden Bury is the Bowes-Lyon family home on their Hertfordshire estate and is where the late Queen Mother was born and spent many of her early years.  It is not generally open to the public.  We will visit four rooms of the house and be shown memorabilia of the Queen Mother’s childhood.  A Grade I listed garden surrounds the house with statues by Scheemakers and Van Nost.

We shall drive to a nearby pub for lunch and again to the parish church which contains an 18th century chancel screen, described by Pevsner as “gorgeous”, and an east window which Simon Jenkins clearly disliked.  Come and see for yourself!.

  • In aid of: Art Friends Cambridgeshire Grant Fund
  • Transport: own. Instructions with tickets.
  • Start time and meeting point: 10.30 am, at St Paul’s Walden Bury, SG4 8BP, where parking is available.
  • Tickets: Members £55, non-members £60, includes coffee on arrival, lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Allocation date and payment: Monday, 14 February 2022, 12 noon. You will be notified whether or not your application has been successful and if so, will then be sent instructions on how to pay. (If you miss the allocation date, please still apply.  We may not be fully booked, or if we are, you could go on a waiting list.)
  • Priority will be given to members of Art Friends Cambridgeshire

To apply for a place or to contact the Organiser, please click here.