The George Eliot Country Tour takes you to all the local venues of importance in the early life of the author. It starts at Chilvers Coton where people can park whilst on the tour. Light refreshments will be provided at the Heritage Centre before we go to Chilvers Coton churchyard to see the Evans family graves (George Eliot’s parents and brother). There is a reading there and you will be given a commemorative programme which also has the readings printed.
We go to Arbury Hall for a 1.30 start tour of the hall. Guides will explain the Eliot connections in each room. There is a break for exploring the grounds and/or visiting the tea room and at 3.45 we go to South farm on the estate. This was where Eliot was born. From there we go to Astley church, and hear a reading from Mr Gilfil’s Love Story, which is set in Arbury and Astley. At 5pm we set off for Griff House where there are toilets as well as readings from The Mill on the Floss in the grounds of Griff, where she lived until she was 21 and moved to Coventry. At 6pm we return to Coton for refreshments, chat and departure home.
The tour will be run by two experienced tour guides and George Eliot Fellowship members.
Please register here or telephone 02476 619126 for more details.
|Event Date||06 May 2019 11:30 am|
|Event End Date||06 May 2019 6:30 pm|
|Location||Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre,|