Feb Bovington Tank Museum (cancelled)
Mar Wallace Collection & Chelsea Hospital
April Highclere Castle
May The Cotswolds - Gloucester Railway & Broadway
June Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
July Weald and Downland Museum with Gridshell Building
Sept The Hawk Conservancy, Andover
Oct Annual Holiday to Salzburg and the Austrian Lakes
Nov Milestones Museum
Dec The Mill at Sonning for a performance of High Society
OUTINGS PLANNED FOR 2023
Outings achieved in 2022:
Feb Museum trip to London
Mar Cirencester Museum & the Mansion Cirencester Park
May The Watercress Line
June Little Venice, Regents Canal & Camden Market
Aug Gilbert White's house, garden & Oates Collection
Sep Holiday in Southern Ireland - 5 days
Oct Coventry Cathedral & Coventry Transport Museum
Nov Natural History Museum, Tring
Outings achieved in 2021:
June/July - 4 days in Northumbria
July - Cruise to the Isle of Wight
Aug - Butser Ancient Farm
Sept - Salisbury
Oct - Gloucester
Nov - Aerospace Bristol
Dec - The Mill at Sonning
January 2019 – Celebration Lunch
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were arranged for members usually every month. They are organised at cost price, with transport, tickets & gratuities included. Ideas for future outings are welcomed from members.
A short four or five day holiday is included in the itinerary every year & previous destinations have included Northern Ireland, Tuscany, Madrid, Slovenia. This year was to be to Northumbria in June, now postponed to 2021.
Last year Oct 2019 to Sicily
Six days of the History of Western Sicily & Palermo. Highlights of the trip included the medieval town of Erice, the Norman Cathedral at Monreale, a tour of Palermo & a boat trip to the island of Mozia. An excellent time had by all.
In Sept 2018 to Romania
To Bucharest, a city of extremes, then to Transylvania in the Carpathians, an area of natural beauty & home to wonderful scenery, Dracula’s Castle (quite ‘sort of interesting’) and Peles Castle, a truly wonderful 19th century chateau filled with highly decorated rooms, set in the most picturesque setting. A most enjoyable holiday with a happy group of members.
Our 2017 holiday to Lake Bled, Slovenia & Koblenz in the Rhineland
A group of 38 of our members had a memorable six day holiday based at Lake Bled. There were many highlights including a visit to Postojna, one of the world’s largest cave systems & a wonderful day at Piran, a medieval town with a Venetian influence, a typical Mediterranean look &, on the day itself, a very Mediterranean climate.
Many more memorable holidays in the years before....
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Below are the trips we did 2019/20, & the ones we nearly did.
Feb London Guildhall
Mar Royal Mint – South Wales
May Southampton Water cruise & Solent Sky Museum
Jul Thames Barrier Boat trip from Tower Bridge to the Barrier & a talk on the operations of the structure.
Aug Compton Vernay – introductory talk, a view of the several Art galleries and the Tea Exhibition.
Sept Fighter Command Bunker – there were 79 steps to be climbed to access the control centre. A detailed talk on the Fighter Command activities was provided.
Dec Christmas Concert at St James. Usual carols, Christmas singing & mulled wine.
Then Lockdown happened & the following outings were cancelled or postponed . . .
Mar Brighton Royal Pavilion & walk along the beach.
Postponed to 2021.
Jun Jewels of Northumbria six-day holiday.
Postponed to 2021.
Jul Isle of Wight day trip – sea trip, coach tour & cream tea.
Aug Salisbury Cathedral – tour & other local places of interest.
Sep Hemel Hempstead Print Works