A VISIT/DAY OUT TO PARMOOR HOUSE for Members and
ON SUNDAY 5th JUNE you are invited to Parmoor House, the
wartime Chiltern home of King Zog, Queen Geraldine, Prince Leka
and other family members from 1941-1946. This is an intended
to be an enjoyable day out to which members are invited to bring
along family and friends. The AAA made a similar visit in the
summer of 2014 before the garden restoration.
At about 2.15pm there will be an Illustrated Talk in King
Zog’s study, and Guided Tour of the house and of the
recently restored walled garden by the historian Neil Rees.
Neil is the author of "A Royal Exile- King Zog and Queen
Geraldine of Albania including their wartime exile in the
Thames Valley and Chilterns" and other books.
Please note that Parmoor House is now known as St
Katherine’s. It will be open to us from 12 noon until about
5.30pm. You are asked to bring along your own picnic lunches
which, weather permitting, can be enjoyed in the grounds, and
indoors if it rains.
Neil Rees's Talk and Tour is scheduled for 2.15pm. This is to
allow time for picnic lunch beforehand in the garden or dining
Tea and coffee will be available in the house between 1pm and
2pm, and again at 3.30 following Neil's presentation and tour.
The AAA appreciates the hospitality of the Sue Ryder Foundation.
You are asked to make a voluntary contribution at your visit, for
the refreshments, and in support of their work.
Some copies in Albanian of Neil’s book may be available on sale.
The AAA will have available for sale copies of Nicola Guy's "The
Birth of Albania" at £10.
Information about Parmoor House/St Katherine's can be found on
Google, and for directions please press the directions button on
PLEASE NOTE-Directions from the website will be
important as the last part of the journey is along country
lanes and you look for "St Katherine's" - the destination.
The address is
St Katherine's (Parmoor), Frieth, Henley-on- Thames, RG9
It is hoped that members will make their own
arrangements by car, or by train to High Wycombe and
onwards by taxi for £16 -£18, or by talking to other
members with cars. Some people may be willing to offer a
space in their cars. So please email to
firstname.lastname@example.org if you can offer a lift, or would
like a lift for this event. This however cannot be
guaranteed, and in general most will please make their
I look forward to seeing you there.