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.

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

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

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Proposed destination for coach trips during 2019

Thursday 04 April  THE NATIONAL STUD, NEWMARKET AND ELY

COST: £30 pp

PICK UP: 8.00 a.m. Exchange St.; 8.10 am Tennis Club; 8.15 am Bedgrove.

On arrival at the National Stud there will be time for tea/coffee and biscuits (included in the price) before we embark on a tour of the Stud.  We are visiting at the best time of year to see the foals. We should leave the Stud around 12.30 to arrive in Ely by lunchtime. There will be time in Ely to visit the Cathedral or Oliver Cromwell’s House or maybe just stroll by the waterfront

Friday 03 May     WIMPOLE HALL AND FARM

COST: £4.00 PP (Free entry for National Trust Members. Non-members need to pay £16.00 cash on the day). PAYMENT at March Meeting.

PICK UP: 9.00 a.m. Exchange St.; 9.10 a.m. Tennis Club; 9.15 a.m. Bedgrove

Wimpole Hall is a National Trust Estate in Cambridgeshire. You can explore the Hall, discover the wonderful gardens or visit the Home Farm and discover the Shire horses, rare breed sheep cattle and pigs.

Monday 24 June    EASTBOURNE

COST: £6.00 pp PAYMENT by May Meeting

PICK UP: 9.00 a.m. Exchange St.; 9.10 a.m. Tennis Club; 9.15 a.m. Bedgrove

This is our annual trip to the coast! Let’s hope the sun shines again this year! If you don’t want to dip your toes in the sea you could always visit the Towner Art Gallery, the nearby Redoubt Fortress or even Beachy Head.

Monday 22 July     BLACK COUNTRY LIVING MUSEUM

COST: £16.00 pp (including entry fee). PAYMENT by June Meeting

PICK UP: 9.00 a.m. Exchange St.; 9.10 a.m. Tennis Club; 9.15 a.m. Bedgrove

Thee Black Country Living Museum is an open-air museum of rebuilt historic buildings.  Most buildings were relocated from their original sites to form the base from where demonstrators portray life spanning 300 years of history (with a focus on 1850-1950).

August                     WATCH THIS SPACE.

We are hoping to book a trip on the Chinnor to Princes Risborough Steam Railway with cream tea

Monday 09 Sept    LONDON TRIP with Sally

COST: £10 pp. PAYMENT by August Meeting

PICK UP: 9.00 a.m. Exchange St.; 9.10 a.m. Tennis Club; 9.15 a.m. Bedgrove

Back by popular demand another walking trip around London with our Blue Badge Guide – Sally. This year we are hoping Sally will take us on a guided tour of the newly regenerated areas of Kings Cross and St Pancras

Tuesday 01 Oct      STRATFORD-UPON-AVON

COST: £4.00 pp.  PAYMENT by the September Meeting

PICK UP: 9.00 a.m. Exchange St.; 9.10 a.m. Tennis Club; 9.15 a.m. Bedgrove

What can one say about Stratford; birthplace of possibly the most famous writer in the English language. Why not take a tour of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or maybe visit the Butterfly Farm.

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Family history show at the Alexandra Palace in London

There will be talks on various topics throughout the day, plus exhibition stands selling genealogy supplies and books and stands from local Family History Groups.

The Alexandra Palace is an iconic building with good facilities including a variety of food outlets and cloakroom facilities.

The trip is being organised by Tring Family History Group and there are just a few places left now.

For enquiries email Avril Hallett – avhallett@yahoo.com

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