Trips and Outings

Each year several day trips by coach and rail are arranged to places of Historic, Cultural and general interest.

 

Pick up Points are :-

Exchange Street   9.00 a.m.

Tennis club  9.10 a.m

Bedgrove (lay by)    9.15 a.m.

For further information or queries please contact. Michael Walden  01844 291617

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Tuesday 22nd May. Trip to Chatham Dockyard Proposed Itinery

11.30am Arrival (After arrival there will be time for a coffee before making our way to the Ropery.
12.15pm THE ROPERY (Our visit to the Victorian Ropery and the quarter mile long Ropewalk
13.00pm OPTIONAL COACH TOUR OF DOCKYARD (Our coach will pick us up at the Ropery to take us on a guided tour of the Dockyard. After the tour, the coach
will drop us at the Mess Hall. This tour is included in the price but some members may wish to make their own way around the Dockyard without any
refund.
14.00pm LUNCH ( Note time for a late lunch on this trip before free time for visiting other exhibits (maybe the “Call the Midwide” set).
16.00pm DEPART

Proposed Trips during 2018

The list below is provisional but provides an indication of the trips which will be offered this year. All are subject to confirmation

Wednesday July 25th – Cambridge A day in Cambridge to view the many places of interest

Wednesday August 22nd – Lacock Abbey (National Trust Property) Nr Chippenham Wiltshire

Lacock is a National Trust village in Wiltshire and is home to the FOX TALBOT MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY. There are no guided tours of the Abbey, but volunteers and staff are happy to answer questions.  You will be spoilt for choice for places to shop and eat in the village or Abbey. Or you may wish to just browse the historic abbey and village and perhaps try to guess how many films they have been used for!

Costs : Approx £15 pp + entrance fee if not a member of NT

 Monday 10th September LONDON WITH SALLY (Blue Badge Guide

Following on from our hugely successful visit to London last year, Sally is going to take us on another interesting trip. We will meet her at the MUSEUM FOR LONDON, where there will be time for a coffee and comfort stop.  The itinerary is not yet finalised, but it is hoped to include a walk through SMITHFIELD AND THE BARBICAN. Followed by a lunch break at CAMDEN LOCK and the day will finish with a BOAT TRIP FROM CAMDEN LOCK to LITTLE VENICE.

Costs : To Be Advised. Cost of coach plus cost of Boat Trip

Thursday, 11 October                                                       BENTLEY PRIORY AND HENDON RAF MUSEUM

As 2018 is the centenary year of the Royal Air Force we thought we would finish the year with a trip to the HEADQUARTERS OF FIGHTER COMMAND during the Battle Of Britain; followed by a visit to the HENDON RAF MUSEUM.

Costs : Cost of coach plus entrance fee to Bentley Priory (approx. £7)

 

We shall be using Heyfordian Coaches again this year who provide excellent service.