Visits & May Weekends

Excursions & Events

During the summer there are normally at least 5 excursions on a half or full day basis to places of historical interest. Details of some of last years events are listed below.


Thursday 12 September 2019 – Coach trip to Ightham Mote

Leader John Thornton

A perfectly preserved stone and timber mediaeval moated manor house, hidden in a secluded Kent valley, whose interiors trace the development of the English country house, with a great hall, crypt, Tudor chapel with a painted ceiling, and a drawing-room with a Jacobean fireplace and 18th-century wallpaper. Outside there are flower gardens, an orchard, lakes and woodland walks – and a Grade I listed dog-kennel!

Pick-up at Wallington Shotfield at 12.30 p.m. and Carshalton Ruskin Road at 12.45 p.m.. Return approximately 6.30 p.m.

Cost: Members £18, + £1 for guests. Bring your National Trust card or Non-NT members +£11.50 admission.

You can see reports and pictures of recent excursions on the Past Visits page.


Friday 11 October 2019 – London Mithraeum and Roman Amphitheatre

Leader Jonh Nutley

There is a train to London Bridge leaving Sutton at 09.56 via Wallington and West Croydon arriving at 10.28. Meet on the Concourse. We will then travel on to Cannon Street, arriving by 11.00. From there we will walk on to The Guildhall to visit the Roman Amphitheatre around 11.15.

After lunch we will meet at The Mithraeum – time to be agreed. FREE ENTRY to both sites where full information is available.
Websites: London Mithraeum:
(For Guildhall Amphitheatre search for: London ‘s Roman Amphitheatre)
If you prefer to travel by Underground from Morden, you could meet at The Guildhall.

Telephone on the day – 07857 500452.

Booking forms

Booking forms for trips can be found in the current newsletter.

Summer Coach Outings – Collection of Fares Etc

Coach fares and venue entry fees are payable on booking. Anyone who subsequently finds he/she cannot attend an outing for any reason will have entry money refunded, though still being liable for the coach fare as the Society will already have paid this to the coach company.

Reduced Fees

If paying a reduced fee please ensure you take your English Heritage or National Trust membership card or evidence of eligibility for reduced admission fees with you to show staff at the locations visited.