Alton

Outings & Theatre Trips

U3A EXCURSION TUESDAY 21st AUGUST

“A DAY AT THE RACES”

Why not come along and ‘have a flutter’ at KEMPTON PARK RACES

Cost £29, Coach and Admission

Top Marks Coach leaves Four Marks at 11.15am, Alton Sainsbury’s at 11.30am and Bentley Memorial at 11.45am.
To Book please contact Penny Stanton on 01420 362169

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FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28th

VISIT TO PORTSMOUTH DOCKYARDS to view the MARY ROSE MUSEUM
or "SHOP TILL YOU DROP" at the GUN WHARF OUTLET SHOPS

Tickets are £25 includes Dockyard admission OR Coach only for Gun Wharf shops is £11.

Coach timings to be advised shortly!

Tickets from Mary Tricker at maryetricker@live.co.uk

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WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31st

VISIT THE RAF MUSEUM AT HENDON

Restaurant and Café onsite available for purchase of snacks/lunches.

Tickets are £20 including light refreshments on arrival.

Coach departs Four Marks at 8.15am, Sainsbury’s at 8,30 and Bentley at 8.45.

Just a few seats still available, Contact Paddy on 89116

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JOHN RUTTER CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday December 4th 2018

Coach times as follows: Four Marks Co-op 9.15am, Sainsbury's 9.30 am & Bentley 9.45am.

FULLY BOOKED but put your name down NOW on the waiting list by contacting Paddy Barnes on 0142 89116

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MONDAY 28th JANUARY 2019

WESTMINSTER ABBEY & the BANQUETING HALL

Ticket price and travel details to follow! Contact Penny Stanton for enquiries 01420 362169

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THURSDAY 28th MARCH 2019

CALENDAR GIRLS MUSICAL

We have reserved thirty seats at the New Victoria Theatre, Woking for a Matinee performance on Thursday March 29th, 2019

Tickets to include coach travel will be £40pp
These tickets must be sold by mid-September of this year. Coach pick ups at 10.15am, Four Marks Co-op,10.30am at Sainsbury's & 10.45am at Bentley

Some tickets are still available. Please contact Paddy on 01420 89116

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PAYMENT ON BOOKING - PLEASE NOTE THAT CHEQUES WILL NOT BE PRESENTED TO THE BANK UNTIL ONE MONTH BEFORE THE TRIP TAKES PLACE, (Example: Excursion on May 9th, Last payment date April 9th), SO IF YOU WISH TO BUDGET AND BOOK FOR MORE THAN ONE TRIP, PLEASE GIVE US MULTIPLE CHEQUES
Cheques made payable to Alton U3A to be sent to Mary Tricker, or pay into the U3A excursions account by BACS – account:
Sort Code 30-90-15 A/c Number 01235606 Quote U3A Excursion and Name

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FURTHER DETAILS of these Excursions will be on a posters on the Notice board and on the website in due course.

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TRIP REPORTS WANTED

Would anyone like to submit a brief report on a recent U3A Excursion? Send by email or hand written to the U3A Webmaster.

It doesn't have to be lengthy, just a few lines would be nice for other members to read and may even encourage newcomers to come along on a trip.

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U3A Trip to Windsor Castle

On a cloudy but fine day in April we made our way by coach to Windsor. We arrived late morning and we decided to have a look at the town before going into the Castle. We thought it was jolly decent of them to put the band on to welcome us! The military band marched the Guard through the streets of Windsor to the Castle for the Changing of the Guard. The Queen was in residence, but she didn’t make an appearance. I don’t know why I should be, but I was surprised that all the police and military and the people at the entrances to the castle were armed.

The expected April showers yielded only a few drops of rain, so we were very fortunate. There were plenty of shops to browse on our way to the Castle, and an amazing number of shops and stalls were selling Harry and Meghan wedding memorabilia.
We decided to visit the Castle before lunch and must have timed it just right as we didn’t have to wait in a queue. The guards were on duty as were the gardeners, getting everything just right for the Royal Wedding in a few weeks time. I have to say the gardens were absolutely beautiful. But our real destination was the Royal Doll’s House, which was amazing – a real mirror of its time, and not like any doll’s house I had ever seen before. It was huge, and was cleverly designed so the garage and gardens pulled out and unfolded from underneath the House itself. There was also the collection of toys played with by the Royal children, including amazingly dressed dolls with exquisite clothes from Paris. A tour of the Royal state rooms, with their wonderful chandeliers and St George’s Chapel (where we wondered where all the wedding guests would be accommodated) concluded our visit to the Castle.

There was a large choice of eateries, as we went back towards the station, so we chose one, had lunch and browsed the individual shops on the way back to the coach park. I was looking for yellow buttons (there is nowhere to get buttons in Alton now) and eventually we found a shop called Daniels (a bit like Elphicks) where I was able to get some. All our missions completed web enjoyed a very pleasant time in the park next to the coach park until it was time to leave. A very good day and my friend has decided to join U3A next year because of it.

Marilyn Harvey (U3A member)

Thanks for that Marilyn and apologies for not putting it 'online' sooner!