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Please note that the great majority of groups which book illustrated talks allow visitors to attend, albeit sometimes with a small admission charge. However, we recommend that you check with the group concerned before going along there for the talk. Where illustrated talks have been specifically arranged for the general public, this is made clear in the event details.

Discover the Sand House: Free Guided Walk (PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL) - Sun 22 Sep 2019, 11am

A walking tour of the locality of Doncaster’s former Sand House, led by Richard Bell, a direct descendant of the Sand House’s creator, Henry Senior. This event is part of Heritage Open Days 2019.

PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL – Book by contacting Richard Bell on 07777 688438 by no later than 5pm on Saturday 21 September. A booking is only secured once you have received confirmation from Richard Bell.

Doncaster once had a unique Victorian marvel, a house carved from sandstone. The Sand House and its tunnels may have disappeared, but the clues to their former existence are still there to be found. See them for yourself on this 90-minute guided walk.

With the help of old plans and historic images you will discover how the house developed and where it and its tunnels once lay in relation to the modern layout. You will stand directly above the Elephant and Mahout carving, which is the iconic image of the Sand House. At the end of the walk there will be an option to visit the grave of Henry Senior in the adjacent Hyde Park Cemetery.

Please note that the walk takes place entirely at ground level and does not enter any tunnels.

While the walk is free of charge, donations to help the work of The Sand House Charity are much appreciated.

Illustrated Talk to Barnscan (History Group for the Barnsdale area) - Tue 22 Oct 2019, 7:30pm

This illustrated talk takes place at Campsall Church, The Avenue, Campsall, near Doncaster.

Illustrated Talk to Denaby Main b:Friend Group - Thu 24 Oct 2019, 10am

This illustrated talk takes place at the Sringwell Centre, Church Road, Denaby Main, Doncaster, DN12 4XB.

Illustrated Talk to Fishlake History Society - Wed 13 Nov 2019, 7pm

This illustrated talk takes place in at Fishlake Village Hall, Fishlake, near Doncaster.

Illustrated Talk to Mexborough Heritage Society - Wed 26 Feb 2020, 7:30pm

This illustrated talk takes place in the Concertina Band Club, Dolcliffe Road, Mexborough S64 9AZ.

Illustrated Talk to St Laurence's Women's Fellowship, Adwick-le-Street - Mon 6 April 2020, 7pm

This illustrated talk takes place in the St Laurence’s Community Centre, Church Lane, Adwick-le-Street, near Doncaster DN6 7AQ.