Walking Group Update

Lacock Walk 29th August.

Following a recce, a few points.  If you read this and know of walkers in the group who do not access emails, please pass on this information to them.

There is a climb of some 300 feet onto Bowden Hill.

Near the start of the walk, we have to follow a relatively busy road with no pavement for 700 yards from the River Avon at Lacock out to the Bell Inn by Bewley Common.

There are quite a few stiles on the walk, several of which cannot be avoided by using an adjoining gateway.

The NT car-park costs £4 but is free if you are a member.  If you are not in the NT but have a bus pass, there is a half-hourly bus service from Trowbridge to Melksham and Chippenham that passes through Lacock, stopping at the George Inn.  From there it is a 5 minute walk to the NT car-park where the walks begins.

Do not let this put you off!  It is an excellent walk with great views across much of North and West Wiltshire.

Nigel

National Memorial Arboretum

National Memorial Arboretum and Lichfield Cathedral

Tuesday 10 September 2019

Booking form will be sent after registration

Seats still available.

We will leave Trowbridge early, first pick up is 7am. Firstly we will visit Lichfield Cathedral for about 1.5hrs. Leaving time for coffee and a self guided tour of the cathedral or town. Secondly we will then proceed to the National Memorial Arboretum in time for lunch – which can be pre-booked. The Arboretum is a 150 acre site to over 350 thought provoking memorials covering both military and civilian associations. It features around 30,000 trees and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. It has lots to see and  plenty to explore.  The Land Train which has a pre-recorded, running commentary is included in the cost. The tour lasts approx. 50mins.

See: www.thenma.org.uk

See the full page advertisement in Third Age Matters

Spring Issue on page 7

Cost for this trip: Coach & Land train plus Drivers tip £14.00

2 course lunch: £17.50 

It is important that you are at your pick up point on time. Do not change it without prior agreement with the Trip Leader.  I suggest you pack snacks and water as this will be a long day. We will make a comfort stop both ways.

 

For more information, please contact Groups Co-Ordinator

 

Archaeology Group

U3A Archaeology Group.

Joy is retiring as leader of the Archaeology group at the end of this year and so far no-one has come forward to take over from her. The members do not want the group to disband and a meeting is being held on Wednesday August 14 at 2-30pm to which anyone who is interested in keeping the group going is invited. We hope there is someone among our 700 members willing to lead this group aided by a small band of folk who want to see the group continue but do not have Joy’s knowledge or experience.

Anyone interested in coming please contact Groups Co-ordinator.

Summer Updates

Zumba and Singing for Pleasure will close for the summer at the end of July and re-open in September – Zumba September 2nd and Singing for Pleasure on September 11th.

Line Dancing will however carry on throughout August each Friday afternoon 1.30-3.30pm.

Beryl

December Trip

‘Trips Proposals 2019 – Amended’ has been changed to include the trip for December.

This will be on Wednesday 11th to Waddesdon Manor.  Further information will be forthcoming in your Newsletter.

Monet’s Garden Trip – Updated

A holiday has been arranged for 2020 – 18 th to 22 June
Chateaux & Garden of Normandy. This takes in Monet’s Garden plus
many other places.
We will be based in Rouen, where on Sunday 21st June it will be the annual
Festival of Music.
We will visit Monet’s Gardens, Musée des Impressionists, Château de
Beaumesnil – guided tour. Le Jardin Plume, Musée Eugene Boudin,
Honfleur, Rouen and Monreuil sur Mer.
The cost  includes Executive coach throughout, Eurotunnel crossing
excursions & guided tours. Tour Manager.
We will be staying at the 3* Mercure Hotel Champs de Mars at Rouen
(www.mercurehotels.com) Located a ten minute walk from the historic
centre of Rouen. A welcome dinner without drinks is served on the first
night, the remaining three nights are on a bed and breakfast basis.
Not included: Insurance £40 per person(optional) Entrance Fees, Local
accommodation tax is extra payable direct. At present it is 1.50 Euros per
person per night.
Cost: £599 per person.  Single supplement £149
Deposit: £100
The list is almost full – however, if you are interested please contact

Jean Stanford jean.trips@btinternet.com

Iolanthe

Bath Gilbert & Sullivan Company present Iolanthe

At The Mission Theatre Bath

Date: Saturday 7th December 2019 – Production starts at 2 pm.

Cost: £16.50 ticket, coach and driver’s tip.

Pickup points: North Bradley, Bradley Road, Bradford on Avon station car park, Trowbridge Stations and Kenton Drive.

To reserve a place, see Newsemail dated 9th June 2019.

A booking form will be sent to you. There is  a  non-refundable deposit of £5.00 included in the total cost of £16.50 

Closing date for application is 1st August 2019

Currently only open to Members.

Tutankhamun Exhibition

I have had a few requests to organise a trip to the Tutankhamun Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery.

This is an advance notice to inform everyone that I have reserved tickets for Tuesday 28 January 2020. The cost of the entrance will be £21.45 plus coach costs.

 If you would like to register your interest, please email Jean contact details in Newsemail dated 1st June 2019.

Full details together with costs will be in the Autumn Magazine.

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