1 July – Byron Society Visit To Harrow School, 1 July 2017
Travel – to Harrow on the Hill, metropolitan line, 25 minutes from Baker Street. From the station you can take a taxi (turn right after the ticket barriers) and go to the end of the station for the rank, ask for Harrow School. Or you can take a bus 258 (South Harrow direction) or H17 (Wembley Central Direction) from the bus station which is part of the same building as the railway station and get out on the High Street at the Harrow School stop. Bus every 15 minutes. Or you can walk 15-20 minutes. Turn left at the ticket booths, walk 150 yards up to the main road and turn left, cross the road at an island and take the first road on the right (Grove Hill) which takes you up to the High Street.
For those driving, there is a car park at the bottom of Garlands Lane, and often space on the HIght Street and adjacent areas. Lunch is booked in La Collina, 40, High Street for those who wish, at £23 a head at 12.45. The actual visit to the school is timed for 2.30 and begins at the Old Speech Room Gallery. There will be a visit to the Exhibition of Byron artefacts and the Fourth Form Room next door where Byron carved is name on one of the panels. At 3 pm there will be a talk by Peter Hunter (who is our kind host): ‘A view from Mount Ida: Byron and Harrow’. From there we will take a five minute walk to St.. Mary’s Churchyard to see the memorial stone to Allegra and the Peachey Stone where Byron lay as a boy.
Harrow School is very kindly making no charge for the visit. Please let me know if you wish to attend, you can meet up at 12.30 at Harrow on the Hill tube station, or 12.45 at La Collina, or 2.30 pm at the Old Speech Room Gallery. It would be a help to know where and when we should expect to see you. This should be a very enjoyable event.