Historic Windsor – Walk of Interest – Tuesday 18 April 2023

A coach will transport us on a day trip to Windsor. The focus of the day is to explore at your pace the historic sites via a self-guided walking tour. To sustain the walkers and avid photographers, both morning tea and lunch is provided.

Limit of numbers: The coach can carry 50 passengers.

When: Tuesday 18 April 2023. Meet at 8:15 am for an 8:30 am departure.

Cost: $50.00 per person – all inclusive (Coach return, Morning Tea and Lunch)

Payment to the treasurer:  Please include surname/Wind in the reference field when making payment. For payment details please follow this link.

Time Details:  Meet at Emily Street (near Tennyson Road) Breakfast Point at 8.15 am for the coach departure at 8.30 am.

10:00 am Ebenezer Church and School, 95 Coromandel Road Ebenezer
Ebenezer Church, the oldest existing church in Australia, is still an active church today.
Ebenezer Church came into being following the arrival in the colony of New South Wales of eight families on board the ‘Coromandel’ in June 1802. These families – Davison, Hall, Howe, Johnston, Johnstone, Mein, Stubbs and Turnbull – came to the new colony with a request to be settled together. Their wish was granted by Governor King and they moved to their 100-acre land grants at Portland Head (Ebenezer) on the Hawkesbury River early in 1803.

• Morning tea with scones
• Talk by Ted Brill
• Self-guided tour of graveyard

11:30 am Depart Ebenezer

11:45 am arrive at St Matthews Anglican Church, 1-5 Moses Street Windsor.
Start historical walking tour of Windsor (1 – 3 km) aided by an individual guide booklet from Hawkesbury Information Centre. Examples of places of interest include, McQuade Park, Former Hawkesbury Hospital and Convict Barracks, Former Post Office, Loder House, The Doctor’s House, Winsor Court House, North Street Cottages, The Toll House.

1:00 pm Macquarie Arms Hotel, 99 George Street Windsor
The heritage-listed Macquarie Arms Hotel opened in 1815 in Windsor. The inn was constructed by emancipist Richard Fitzgerald on orders from Governor Lachlan Macquarie.
The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage says the historic pub ‘is of exceptional significance as the most sophisticated and most intact major commercial building dating to the pre-1820 colonial period of Australia’s history’. The hotel is part of Thompson Square, the ‘best Georgian town square in mainland Australia’ according to the heritage listing.

Sit-down lunch. Pre selected limited options. Drinks at your own cost.

Lunch Menu (choose one)
• Macquarie Arms Beef Burger with Chips
• Chicken Schnitzel with Chips and Salad
• Rump Steak with Chips and Salad
• Battered or Grilled Barramundi with Chips and Salad
• Roast Vegetable Stack with Halloumi and Balsamic Dressing

2:00 pm Leisure
Take a stroll along the river, sit in Thompson Square, stay at the pub, finish the historic walk, take more photos, shop in the main drag or just buy an ice cream.

3:15 pm Coach departure, Thompson Square, Windsor

4:30 pm Breakfast Point

Convener:  Contact Karin Canty using the online booking form.

PLEASE choose one dish from the menu listed under Lunch Menu and ensure you include your lunch choice within the message field on the online booking form.  It is also important to advise any dietary requirements.

Closing date for the booking: COB Monday 10 April 2023