Chance to soak up Finchingfield’s heritage prior to Tour de France

10:29 03 July 2014

Finchingfield is gearing up for the Tour de France.

Finchingfield is gearing up for the Tour de France.

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Before the Tour de France whizzes through Finchingfield on Monday, there will be a chance to soak up some of the village’s picturesque heritage.

The Guildhall is offering tours to Spains Hall on Sunday (July 6). The gardens will be open from 2-5pm and this includes a woodland walk. House tours, which last just under an hour, will take place at 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm. The tour costs £4, £3 for children, and an additional £3 for the house, £1.50 for children.

On race day, the historic guildhall – which was reopened to the public last year after an extensive £1.8m renovation – will be open from 2-5pm to provide a pop up cafe with refreshments. The museum will also be open and there will be a fancy dress area for children.

For enquiries about the guildhall and Spains Hall contact 01371 811333 or e-mail info@finchingfieldguildhall.org.uk.

Spectators in the village will also be able to chill out and refuel at Finchingfield Cricket Club. Alongside The Cookery Project, the club will be providing bacon and egg roles, hot dogs, burgers, hot, cold and alcoholic drinks, plus cakes and cream floats. Picnics will also be available to take away.

Club chairman Paul Denman hopes to provide “a quite space away from the bustle of the green”. “There will be a bouncy castle and it is close to a playground,” he added.

“It is a good place to stock up as visitors walk down to the race and a haven to relax in after the excitement has passed through.”

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