Silhill

Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Fri May 1st Andy Smith - Singer/Songwriter
Fri Jun 5th Howard Robinson - Great Whitley Church
Fri Jul 3rd Mrs Pat Carr - Living in Saudi Arabia
Fri Aug 7th Ashley Grove - Wildlife Trust
Fri Sep 4th Chris Dingley - TBA
Fri Oct 2nd John Ross - The Life and Times of Gilbert & Sullivan
Fri Nov 6th TBA -
Fri Dec 4th Christmas Dinner
Outings
Wed May 6th Coffin Works Tour and lunch.Details of Coffin Works Tour
Mon May 11th Globe and Rose Theatre Tours and Exhibition. Details of May Globe Trip
Wed Jun 17th Visit to Abbey at Cwm-Hir, Wales. Details of Abbey visit
Thu Jul 16th Tour of Witley Church followed by lunch.Details Witley Church tour
Mon Sep 7th DARWIN’S NAUTICAL DELIGHT. Details of Nautical Delight
Wed Sep 30th Globe and Rose Theatre Tours and Exhibition. Details of Sept Globe Trip
Mon Dec 14th Trip to Brick lane Music Hall. Minimum number 40 required to make the trip cost effective. Details trip to Brick Lane
Fri Feb 19th Trip to Kingussie, Scotland (4 nights)
Bookworms
Mon May 11th Group B - The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Mon May 11th Group A - Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Wolfe. Bring a suggestion for further books.
Mon Jun 8th Group B - The One Plus One by Jo Jo Moyes
Mon Jul 13th Group B - The Parcel of Patterns by Jill Paton Walsh
Mon Aug 10th Group B The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Mon Sep 14th Group B :- The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons
Mon Oct 12th Group B - An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
Mon Nov 9th Group B - Suite Francais by Nemirovsky
Mon Dec 14th Group B -Each member of the group to come with a five minute talk about a book s/he wishes the group to read next - Talking Up Your Book Choice!
Gardening
Fri May 1st Meeting + TALK –Dr Murray Mylechreest – “Gardens in Trust”
Fri May 22nd Visit to Russell’s Garden Centre– Mill Hill, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AG + private opening available “Secret Garden” subject to numbers. Rhododendrons + Azaleas in perfusion. £3.00PP
Fri Jun 5th Eden and The Lost Gardens of Heligan - 4 day tour

£274.00pp (inc £5 tips) Single Supp £63.00 pp + £11 Ins if req’d TBC
Fri Jul 3rd Core Mtg + Visit to The Guinea Gardens, Edgbaston – a collection of Victorian Gardens over 100 years old (subject to confirmation)
Fri Jul 17th Meadow Farm, Feckenham – by special request of members. MINIMUM NUMBER 20 £7 pp (inc refreshments.
Fri Aug 7th Core Mtg + GARDENING SUMMER LUNCH –The Windmill Village Hotel, Coventry 1.15 pm subject to confirmation of numbers tbc
Thu Aug 13th Spetchley Park Gardens, Worcester – One of Britain’s best kept secrets – 30 acre Victorian paradise including one of the finest and biggest collections of peonies. Open 11.00 am – 6.00 pm £6 pp + Guided tour £3 pp based on min 10 Lunch £8 (tbc)
Fri Sep 4th Core Mtg – Afternoon cream tea/light tea – Chateau Impney, Droitwich + gardens £14.95 pp (tbc) Max 15
Sat Sep 5th NGS Open Gardens – Bretforton - awaiting details
Fri Oct 2nd Core Mtg + TALK - Dr Steve Reynolds – “Foliar Pests and foes plus What’s Up Doc plant clinic – take in poorly plants for diagnosis!
Fri Oct 23rd Batsford Arboretum – 10.00 am to 4.00 pm TBC
Fri Nov 6th Mtg – TALK – Celia Davis – “Wild bees and wasps in the garden”
Fri Dec 4th Core Xmas Meal
Photography
Mon May 11th Presentation - Subject and Speaker TBC
Mon Jun 1st Field Trip – subject Animals – suggested Sheldon Country Park
Mon Jul 6th Review photos from the June Field Trip
Walking
Thu May 14th Meet 10.00 am at Garden Centre next to Charlecote Park, Wellesbourne, Warwick CV35 9ER.
6 mile walk with not many stiles. Lunch at the Garden Centre afterwards. Could car share as this is a distance away. Walk leader Linda Hornby.
Tue Jun 9th Meet at Fleur de Lys pub, Lowsonford, at 10.00 am. Four mile walk and back to the Fleur de Lys for lunch. Walk leaders Mike and Dorothy Chapman.
Thu Jul 9th Meet 10.00 am at Golden Goose Pub, Wild Goose Lane, Matchborough West, Redditch B98 0DD. Easy walk round Arrow Valley Park, no stiles. Lunch at Golden Goose pub afterwards. Walk leaders Ann Pickard and Maggie Pickard.