Travelogue heading to England’s West Country

By on April 13, 2016
The Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, commonly known as Wells Cathedral, is an Anglican cathedral in Wells, Somerset. The cathedral, dedicated to St Andrew the Apostle, is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells.

The Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, commonly known as Wells Cathedral, is an Anglican cathedral in Wells, Somerset. The cathedral, dedicated to St Andrew the Apostle, is the seat of the Bishop of Bath and Wells.

 

The Rotary Club of Lititz last Travel & Adventure Series of the season will be held Saturday, April 16, at the Warwick High School Performing Arts Center, 301 W. Orange Street. There are two performances: a matinee at 2 p.m. with a musical prelude starting at 1:30; and an evening performance at 7:30 p.m. with a musical prelude starting at 7. Musical entertainment will be provided by by Doug LaSala.

The Travelogue will feature “England’s West Country,” with Monty Brown as the professional cinematographer. Most visitors to England begin in London and proceed to a few scattered destinations. In this film, however, travelers begin at Bath and proceed from there, into the legendary lands of King Arthur and his castle at Tintagel. The tour visits the fictional Wessex of Thomas Hardy, and the country home of mystery writer Agatha Christie. There’s magnificent scenery along the way: two national parks (Dartmoor and Exmoor), wild rocky coastlines, and a walking path that envelopes the whole region.

The path is over 600 miles long, and follows the coast along the Bristol Channel and the English Channel. The West Country is made up of four diverse and fascinating counties: Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. The film includes visits to Wells, Glastonbury, Cheddar Gorge, the Dartmoor and Somerset Folk Festivals, and glimpses into England’s colorful history.

General admission tickets are sold at the door. Adult tickets are $6, and students pay $3.

All of the net funds from the Travelogue Series along with the Rotary Craft Show and Golf Outing are given to more than 30 non-profit service groups each year, as well as providing college loans and scholarships to many local students. Since the Travelogue started more than 50 years ago, the Rotary Club of Lititz has donated well over one and a quarter million dollars community wide and helped more than 500 students attend college. The money raised this past year, which grossed more than $130,000, is now being distributed to many community and charitable focused groups and students.

To learn more about Travelogue, or joining the Rotary Club of Lititz, visit lititzrotary.com.

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