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Welcome to Ruskin's Guild of St George

2018 Companions Day

All Companions are warmly invited to our 2018 Companions Day, to be held on Saturday 16th June, on the Guild’s land in the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire. We hope very much that you will join us to see and hear about all that is going on in this beautiful part of Ruskin’s world. These are always convivial gatherings and we anticipate a fascinating day.

The day is free to all Companions and you are welcome to bring guests. The day will run from 10.30am until approximately 5pm, beginning at the George Hotel in the town of Bewdley, followed by a visit to the new bridge (see image below) built in Riverside North Park from Ruskin Land oak. We will then head to nearby Ribbesford church to see a window by William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones and William Graham's grave.

Lunch will be at the home of John and Linda Iles at Uncllys Farm; you are welcome to bring your own picnic or pre-book lunch (£12 per person). After lunch, we will bring you up to date with the Ruskin in Wyre project and our management of the woods, before visiting St George's Farm to see the progress being made there. The day will end with tea and cake at Uncllys Farm.

There is parking in the town adjacent to the George Hotel or at Gardeners Meadow, a 5 minute walk down river. For a map of Bewdley, see here. The nearest station is Kidderminster. Transport to and from the station, and between sites, will be available as required. If you would like advice on places to stay locally either before or after the day, please get in touch.

To book your place(s) on the Companions Day, and if you wish to pre-order lunch (at £12 per person, payable on the day) please write to Simon Seligman by the end of May, via email on Please also let us know whether you will be coming by car or by train.

Access: please note that the day will include walking over rough and uneven ground, with some steps in places. All areas being visited can be accessed by anyone using a wheelchair; please note that there is no vehicular access to see the new bridge in Bewdley. If you have any particular access requirements, it would help to know in advance.

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