Thursday 12 June was a glorious sunny day and Ann Wilkins led 12 of us on a lovely 7 mile walk from Hampton in Arden to Berkswell and back. A very enjoyable time was had by all. If anyone else wishes to lead a walk please contact Sandra Thursfield. We need leaders for September, October, November and December. Thank you

Dates for your Diary
Fri Aug 1st 2014 20 years as an undercover Drugs Officer - Cameron Addicot
Fri Sep 5th 2014 Guide Dogs for the Blind - speaker Anna Prosser
Fri Oct 3rd 2014 Midlands Air Ambulance - Dorothy Chapman
Fri Nov 7th 2014 Round the World Yacth Race - Malcolm Evans
Fri Dec 5th 2014 Christmas Lunch
Fri Oct 31st 2014 SAVE THE DATE - Board Games Evening

When: Friday, October 31st starting at 7:30pm

Where: Shirley Social Club
Sat Aug 16th 2014 Ragley Hall, Battle Proms Picnic Concerts. Details Ragley Hall Proms
Thu Sep 4th 2014 Trip to London to include a visit to the Poppy Memorial at the Tower of London and a Cruise on the Thames with 2 course lunch click on this link for more details. Details of Poppy trip to London
Wed Sep 17th 2014 Cats at the Hippodrome Birmingham
Mon Oct 20th 2014 Coach trip (4 nights) European Parliament, Strasbourg. Details of the trip to Strasbourg
Wed Nov 5th 2014 Tour of Kidderminster Museum of Carpets
Mon Dec 15th 2014 Christmas Wassail, Crescent Theatre Birmingham
Thu Feb 19th 2015 5 day coach trip to the Cairngorms
Wed Jun 17th 2015 Visit to Abbey at Cwm-Hir, Wales. Details of Abbey visit
Mon Aug 11th 2014 GROUP A - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Mon Aug 11th 2014 Group B - The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Mon Aug 11th 2014 Group C - The Streets by A Quinn
Mon Aug 11th 2014 Group D - The Streets by A Quinn
Mon Sep 8th 2014 GROUP A - No book chosen as most of group may be away.
Mon Sep 8th 2014 Group B - Anything by Penelope Fitzgerald (each member of the group to read one of hers abd bring it in for discussion on the date)
Mon Sep 8th 2014 Group C - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Mon Sep 8th 2014 Group D - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Mon Oct 13th 2014 GROUP A - Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
Mon Oct 13th 2014 Group B - The Revenge of the Middle Aged Woman by Elizabeth Buchanan
Mon Oct 13th 2014 Group C - The Geneva Trap by Stella Rimington
Mon Oct 13th 2014 Group D - The Geneva Trap by Stella Remington
Mon Nov 10th 2014 GROUP A - Things Fall Apart by Chinna Achebe
Mon Nov 10th 2014 Group B - Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Mon Dec 8th 2014 Group B - Welsh Fargo by Harry Secombe
Fri Aug 1st 2014 Coughton Court Gardens, Studley. NT property. Stunning gardens & riverside walk. Open 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. Leave @ 12.30 pm following core meeting. Car pool arrangments tbc.
Sat Aug 30th 2014 Bodenham Plant Fair/NGS, Marlbrook Bromsgrove - Bodenham Arboretum. Min 10 persons. Details to be confirmed nearer time + car pool arrangements.
Fri Sep 5th 2014 Talk 12.30 pm - Philip Aubury - Pruning - the why, when and how + plants for sale.
Fri Sep 19th 2014 MONET'S GARDEN, Rouen, Paris - 4 days. Coach travel. 3 nights bed and continental breakfast at Best Western or similar hotel. £184.50 pp (inc £5 gratuity) + 3 optional excursions - £30 deposit required.
Fri Oct 3rd 2014 Talk 12.30 pm - Don Witton - Hardy winter survival kit
Mon Oct 13th 2014 Akamba Garden Centre (morning visit) - light refreshments available. Car pool arrangements to be made nearer the time.
Thu Aug 14th 2014 Leaders - Ann Pickard & Maggie Pickard - 10.00 a.m. at Wythall Park, Silver Street, B47 6LZ (opposite White Swan). Approx 4.75 miles, 4 easy stiles. Lunch at The Packhorse on Alcester Road.
Tue Sep 9th 2014 Walk leader Dave Higgins. Meet at 10.00 am at Red Lion pub, Lady Lane, Earlswood B94 6AQ, grid ref 113746. Just over 5 miles, 2 easy stiles and 13 gates! Lunch afterwards at the Red Lion pub.
Thu Oct 9th 2014 Walk leaders Derek & Val Jacobs
Tue Nov 11th 2014 Walk leader Janet Webb