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Alumni Invited to Tour Strawberry Hill House

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Sunday 14th July 2013

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Location: Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham When: Sunday 14th July 2013 at 10.30am. Tickets £18. Contact: For more information and to book your place please email alumni@smuc.ac.uk or call 020 8240 4007 Simmarians Invited to Tour Strawberry Hill House In 2007 St Mary’s University College leased the use of Strawberry Hill House (also known as Walpole House) to the Strawberry Hill House Trust to restore and open it to the public. The Strawberry Hill House Trust is currently working on an oral history project in partnership with St Mary’s University College. The project aims to create an oral archive, allowing us to explore and understand how such varied groups of people have historically used the house. Oral histories are being collected from those people who worked, studied and lived there, and from those who worked tirelessly to save the house, eventually forming the Friends of Strawberry Hill (FOSH).  We are also interviewing the trustees, architects, historians and craftsmen who made the restoration possible. Therefore we would like to invite our alumni to an exclusive alumni tour of the house on Sunday 14th July at 10.00am followed by High Tea. We would love for our alumni to also take this opportunity to share their memories and anecdotes so a representative from Strawberry Hill House Trust will be in attendance on the day. The oral archive will be kept in the Strawberry Hill Archive Room (and in the university college library) and we envisage that it will become a valuable resource for, among others, scholars, local historians and schools. Tickets for the tour are priced at £18 including high tea. Places for the tour are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To register your place, please email alumni@smuc.ac.uk or call 020 8240 4007. More information about the work of the Strawberry Hill House Trust can be found online: http://www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/index.php
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Date:
Sunday 14th July 2013

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For more information about this event please email conferences@stmarys.ac.uk or call 020 8240 8219.

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