WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2016 at 1.00pm.

Sion Hill Hall

This house, owned by the H W Mawer Trust, is one of the last country houses to be built in
Yorkshire before the Great War.  Sitting in open countryside, surrounded by charming gardens and parkland, it was designed by the renowned York architect Walter H Brierley, known as the 'Lutyens of the North'. It received an award from the Royal Institute of British Architects for outstanding architectural merit.

The H W Mawer collection of fine antiques – furniture, porcelain, clocks and works of art – was formed from 1930s onwards. Today, the tradition of collecting continues with new acquisitions made by Mr Michael Mallaby who now lives at Sion Hill Hall.

As the Hall is relatively nearby, please make your own way there. It is at Kirby Wiske, Thirsk YO7 4EU.  From the A1, exit at Junction 50 and take the A61 to the right. Turn left onto A167. Turn left to Kirby Wiske and follow the signs to Sion Hill Hall. After passing the entrance to the Hall, please park in the car park, where facilities are clearly marked.

1.00pm  Mr Mallaby has agreed that we may picnic in the garden. For those wishing to do so, go through the Garden Gate from the car park to picnic on the lawn. Please take chairs to sit on the Terrace. Rugs only on the lawn. Remember to take home your  rubbish, please.
1.50pm Please assemble in the Courtyard.
2.00pm Welcome by Mr Mallaby, followed by conducted tour(s) of the house.
This will be followed by tea and biscuits in the original Edwardian kitchen. 
£15.00 each. There are no concessions. The outing is open to members and guests. There is no restriction on numbers but please apply as soon as possible. Please complete the Booking Form and send with your cheque made payable to ‘Linton Antique Society’ no later than Thursday 1 September.

THURSDAY 16 MARCH 2017 at 11.00am

Mchael Dowse

Our speaker is Michael Dowse, Senior Valuer at the Sheffield Auction Gallery, who is a third generation member of his family to be an auctioneer. He will talk about his wide experience in the antiques trade and bring a range of objects to examine and discuss.



Arley Hall
Arley Hall is an attractive stately home on a delightful estate near Northwich in Cheshire.  The Victorian Jacobean-style Hall, listed Grade II*, stands on the same site as the first house built by the family in 1469. It is a piece of living history containing family pictures and furniture that gives an intimate insight into life in the Hall. Its elaborate ceilings and oak panelling, impressive fireplaces and intricate stained glass are particularly outstanding. Lord Ashbrook, the great-great-grandson of Rowland Egerton-Warburton who built the present Arley Hall, grew up in the Hall as a child and spent some time as a young man living there.  
Adjoining the Hall is St Mary’s Chapel, another Grade II* listed building, designed by the London architect, Anthony Salvin. 
The gardens, described as one of the 50 best in Europe, offer a wide range of plant interest throughout the season.  Particular features are the renowned double herbaceous border (c1846), the Quercus Ilex and pleached lime venues, yew hedges, two walled gardens and shrub rose collection.  The Grove, a woodland garden, contains a large collection of rhododendrons, azaleas and other shrubs and exotic trees.
The Restaurant was refurbished to a high standard for the 2016 Season.  Caterers Heritage Portfolio, who have been granted a Royal Warrant by the Queen, will be serving our refreshments on the day.
The coach will depart from Linton Memorial Hall, where there is parking, and return after the visit.

COST £34: HHA members £26 BOOKING FROM JANUARY 2017.