These are the proposed theatre trips for 2017. Please register your interest in them with the Theatre trips organiser (details in your December 2016 Quarterly Newsletter).
Member’s only events
at Bristol Hippodrome. Date: Thursday 5th January 2017 matinee. Cost: £25.00
ANTON & ERIN – SWING TIME
at St David’s Hall, Cardiff. 19th February 2017 matinee. Cost: £44.00
Monies to be paid by 12 December 2016
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
at The Globe, London. Date: July 2017. Cost: to be confirmed
at Bristol Hippodrome. Date: Thursday 19th October 2017. Performance start: 2.30 pm
ROYAL ALBERT HALL
Christmas Carols event December 2017
Due to unforeseen circumstances the Mystery Trip has been moved one day earlier to Tuesday 21st February 2017. There are still a few tickets available so contact Denise if you can’t make the new date or would now like a ticket.
Thursday 17 June, a grey and damp morning – 83 WWU3A members left Trowbridge early for the journey to London – the start of a long day.
We arrived at Westminster Pier later than hoped due to heavy traffic. We boarded the large riverboat at 12.30pm for our 2 hour cruise along the river Thames to Greenwich. We had an onboard commentary by a man who was passionate about the river. He chatted cheerfully for almost 2 hours, pointing out all the important sights, together with a brief history.
We went through the Thames Barrier before landing at Greenwich where the sun was shining.
Unfortunately due to the delay, we only had 1.5 hoursin Greenwich before the long trek home.
Time to have a quick lunch, brief look over the Cutty Sark, visit the Naval Museum or wander through the market.
All in All a very good day – all thanks to Tony Bowes for arranging it. Unfortunately due to ill health he could not join us.
VISIT TO POPPY FACTORY, RICHMOND THURSDAY 17 MARCH 2016.
40 members left a sunny Trowbridge at the respectable time of 9.30am to make the journey to Richmond. We had a coffee and comfort stop at Fleet services on the M3 on the way.
We arrived in good time and were warmly greeted by our guide for the afternoon. Before the tour we had a light lunch of homemade vegetable soup followed by apple crumble and custard.
Waiting for lunch – The poppy wreathes of the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry on wall in background
The tour commenced with an illustrated talk about the history of the Poppy Factory and its founder
Major George Howson MC. We were able to wander around the factory floor, watching the workers making wreathes and poppies. We even made our own poppy. We were shown the machinery used to cut out the various component parts – some of us even bought home some of the waste – it looked like a big roll of red bunting!
Look what we’ve made
After a visit to the small shop and a slight wait for the coach, we were on our way back by 4.30pm.