Georgian Family Battlefield Trip 2018

 

The Georgian Family Battlefields Trip
Thursday 5th April to Sunday 8th April 2018

The History Department & Development Office invites former students, current & past parents, current & past staff on a 3 night trip to the battlefields of the Western Front
80 Spaces available on a first come first served basis.

As part of our programme of events to celebrate our 150th Anniversary in 2019, we are organising our first ever Georgian Family Battlefields Trip to remember and honour the OGs who fell in the War.  This all inclusive trip will offer Georgians a unique insight into the men from our school who lost their lives during the Great War, starting at Ypres in Flanders and then on to Arras before travelling down the Somme, including The Thiepval Memorial where you will learn about George Gradwell (OG 1915 and Head Boy) whose name is inscribed on the largest British War Memorial in the world. 


The estimated inclusive price of the trip is £600 per person. A confirmed package price will follow. The package will include:


• All travel costs during the trip starting and finishing at St George’s College which includes the luxury coach and Eurotunnel booking.  You will need to make your own way to the College where parking will be provided.
• Accommodation (twin/double room) – a single room supplement will apply
• Meals, excluding 1 night where there will be free time to sample the local restaurants for dinner. Lunch each day will be a provided.
• Entrance to a museum
• All lecture/speaker costs throughout the trip
• A colour Battlefields brochure with articles and research by College students about the Old Georgians who fell during the War.

Your guides for this trip include:

Matt Barham – History teacher at St George’s has led many student trips to the Battlefields of Europe.  

David Walsh - renowned historian and author, with Anthony Seldon, of ‘Public Schools & the Great War’.  David has a wealth of knowledge and will give us an in-depth insight into each of the areas we visit.

Proposed Itinerary:

Thursday 5th April 2018

0800   An executive coach (equipped with DVD, monitors and air conditioning will collect guests from St George’s College car park.
1030   Check in at Folkestone
1130   Depart
1400   Arrive Calais
1515   Arrive Ypres – Battlefield touring including Tyne Cot and Langemarck cemeteries
1800   Arrive Ypres & hotel check-in
2000   Attend Last Post Ceremony followed by evening meal
 

Friday 6th  April 2018

0830   Depart hotel – full day Battlefield touring including Cloth Hall Museum
1800   Free evening around Ypres.
 

Saturday 7th April 2018

0830   Depart hotel – full day Battlefield touring on the Somme including Beaumont-Hamel and Thiepval
1800   Check in hotel in Arras followed by group evening meal.


Sunday 8th April 2018

0830   Depart hotel – Battlefield touring including Wellington quarry and Vimy Ridge
1200   Depart area
1400   Arrive Calais
1500   Crossing departs
1530   Arrive back in the UK
1800   Arrive back at St George’s College
These details are subject to change

Register your interest with us now so we can contact you first when we are open for reservations and deposits.

What to do next:
To register your interest in one of the first come first served 80 spaces please call 01932 839352 or email development@stgeorgesweybridge.com or alternatively follow this link and RSVP to the event