Arts & Crafts in the Cotswolds: summer event and AGM, 2024

Applications are now invited for our Cotswold summer event and Annual General Meeting on Saturday 21st September 2024.


The day will commence at Moreton-in-Marsh railway station, where we shall board our vintage AEC Regent III double-decker bus (see photograph) and depart for the Gordon Russell Design Museum at Broadway.

Following a guided tour of the Museum we shall board our bus again and depart for Chipping Campden Town Hall. A buffet lunch will be followed by our Annual General Meeting (very brief!) and then a talk by Mary Greensted.

Mary was formerly Keeper of Museums at the Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, responsible for its Arts & Crafts collection, She has published a number of books, including The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain (Shire, 2010), and Ernest Gimson: Arts & Crafts designer and architect (Yale, 2019, with Annette Carruthers and Barley Roscoe). She has just taken over as the Chair of the Guild of Handicraft Trust, owner of the nearby Court Barn Museum, and her talk will be on Ashbee and the Guild in Chipping Campden.

After Mary's talk, our Secretary, Alastair Dick-Cleland, will lead us on a short walk to the Court Barn Museum, pointing out some of the Landmark Trust's properties along the way. A guided tour of the museum will be followed by tea and then we shall rejoin our bus for the return trip to Moreton-in-Marsh.

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All times following the start are approximate. It is possible that we might need to make minor modifications to the programme before the day, in which case we shall advise participants by direct email.

  • 10.15 : convene at Moreton-in-Marsh railway station car park. (As we have a full schedule for the morning, we recommend that members have a coffee or tea before we meet.)
  • 10.30 : depart Moreton-in-Marsh railway station by bus.
  • 11.00 : bus arrives Gordon Russell Design Museum, Broadway.
  • 11.15-12.30 : guided tour of Gordon Russell Design Museum.
  • 12.40 : bus leaves for Chipping Campden Town Hall.
  • 13.00 : lunch at the Town Hall.
  • 13.45-14.45 : AGM and talk by Mary Greensted.
  • 14.45 : walk to Court Barn Museum, Chipping Campden, led by Alastair Dick-Cleland.
  • 15.00-16.00 : guided tour of Court Barn Museum.
  • 16.15 : tea in the Town Hall.
  • 16.45 : bus leaves for Moreton-in-Marsh railway station.

Please note our photography guidelines. We shall assume that attendees consent to their own inclusion in photographs taken on the day unless they advise the group leader otherwise.

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A charge of £45 per head will be made to members. Numbers are limited. If space permits, we are happy to accept members' guests at this event, for whom the charge will be £48 per head.

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We shall convene at Moreton-in-Marsh railway station, and we encourage members to arrive by train if possible. For car parking, please see below.

All other travel during the day will be by our vintage double-decker bus. In Chipping Campden there will be a level walk of one third of a mile from the Town Hall to the Court Barn Museum and back.

Car parking

There is parking at the station, but it is intended for rail users only. Therefore we encourage members to use the Council car park and walk the short distance to the station:

  • Old Market Way car park, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0JY. The railway station is 180 yards away, taking about three minutes to walk. At the time of writing, parking costs £2.70 for 10 hours, and is then free after 6pm.
    Google map for car park and station
  • If the Council car park is full, use the station car park: Station Road, Moreton in Marsh GL56 0AA.
  • At the end of the day, members will be returned to Moreton-in-Marsh by our vintage bus. If you want to leave early, please see further information about parking in Chipping Campden. You would then have to make your own way to our first stop in Broadway.

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How to apply

Please complete our online application form.

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Vintage bus

Our transport for the day: an AEC Regent III built in 1954, registration UTC672.

Mary Greensted

Our speaker, Mary Greensted.

Chipping Campden town hall

Chipping Campden town hall.

St James' Church

  • Just beyond the Court Barn Museum is St James' Church, one of the finest wool churches in the country. Much of the current building dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. It houses the memorial to Baptist Hicks, 1st Viscount Campden, (1551-1629) and his wife. Hicks built the manor house next to the church, nearby almshouses and the picturesque Market Hall. More information

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Photographs: bus, Clive A. Brown; Chipping Campden town hall, Kenneth Allen.

Page last amended 8th March 2024