Upping Sticks at Sixty

This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, the upwardly mobile middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

James and Margaret Dawson were a middle-class couple, products of the Industrial Revolution in Liverpool. Upon retirement, and inheriting a large amount of money, they built a statement home in the Lake District. In this short talk, you'll hear about the building of Wray Castle and their life there.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Wray Castle

Prices

Whole property
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.80 £9.60
Child £5.40 £4.80
Family £27.00 £24.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
In the library on the ground floor of Wray Castle.
Accessibility
If needed, there is level access to the ground floor of Wray Castle at the side of the building near the outdoor toilets. Please ask a member of staff to assist you.
Other
Talks may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, so if you are travelling especially for this event, please phone on the day to double check the talk is taking place.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 October 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
25 October 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
26 October 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
27 October 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
28 October 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
29 October 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
30 October 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
31 October 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
1 November 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
2 November 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
3 November 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available
4 November 2018 11:00 - 11:15 Available
13:00 - 13:15 Available
15:00 - 15:15 Available

Contact Info

Name
Wray Castle
Email
wraycastle@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 015394 33250

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Upping Sticks at Sixty

Wed 24 Oct 2018
11:00-11:15
This 10 minute talk introduces the Dawsons, the upwardly mobile middle class couple from Liverpool, who built Wray Castle and made a new life in the Lake District.

The Women of Wray Castle exhibition talk

Wed 24 Oct 2018
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Accompanying the 2018 exhibition, 'The Women of Wray Castle: Convention and Control'.

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