Aston Clinton

Events

This page contains information about our forthcoming TRIPS and SOCIAL EVENTS.

To book a place on a Trip or Event, use the Trips Co-ordinator button on the CONTACTS page.

Please note that when paying for a trip or event, please pay by cheque.
The cheque should be made payable to ASTON CLINTON U3A TRAVEL, and endorsed on the reverse with the name of the trip/event.
PUTTING YOUR NAME ON AN INTEREST LIST DOES NOT GUARANTEE A PLACE ON THAT TRIP OR EVENT. YOUR PLACE IS ONLY GUARANTEED ONCE A PAYMENT HAS BEEN MADE.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Nov 12th Afternoon Tea at the Anthony Hall, 2.30-4.00p.m. All members welcome. There is no charge for this social event.
Thu Dec 5th BLENHEIM PALACE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TRAIL. Thursday 5th December 2019.

I have provisionally booked 50 tickets for the Blenheim Palace Christmas Lights Trail for the evening of Thursday 5th December 2019.

The total cost will be in the region of £29 per person, which includes the entrance fee and Coach fare.

The coach will leave Aston Clinton at 5pm, as we have a timed entrance at 6.30pm. We will have between 2 and 2 1/2 hours at the venue. There will be a German Christmas Market as well as kiosks selling food and hot drinks.

The entrance tickets have to be paid for by the end of August, and so I will need a cheque for £17 per person at the AUGUST General Meeting, with the balance due at the NOVEMBER General Meeting.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. 12th September 2019.

The tickets for this trip have now been booked.As I will only receive them 1 week before we go, I will give them out on the coach. We have a booked entrance time of 6.30pm, so we will leave Aston Clinton at 5pm sharp, and will depart from Blenheim at 9.00 pm. I will collect the coach fare of £11 per person at the November monthly meeting.

Trina.
Sat Feb 8th 2020 Visit to Mosque at Luton.
More details to follow shortly
Sat Feb 8th 2020 Visit to Mosque at Luton.
More details to follow shortly
Sat Feb 22nd 2020 Return to the 50s and 60’s – Saturday 22nd February 2020 - Dance and Fish & Chips Supper.
We will be repeating this successful event on 22nd February 2020 at 7.30pm in the Anthony Hall. There will be live music for dancing, and a Fish & Chip Supper will be provided. Tickets, at £13.00 each, will be available at the October meeting. This is likely to be a popular event and as we can only accommodate 75 people please ensure you bring your cheque book to the meeting.
Pete S
Thu Mar 19th 2020 Tutankhamun in Chelsea. Thursday 19th March 2020.
I have had to book this trip very early as it is expected to sell out very quickly.
Over 150 artifacts are coming to London, 60 of which have never left Egypt before. These are going to be on display at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
I have booked a tour called "Tutankhamen in Chelsea".. The tour starts at the National Army Museum for refreshments and to meet our Blue Badge Guide. We then have a coach tour through Kensington and Chelsea, where Howard Carter was born and died. Our guide will explain how Tutankhamen and Egypt influenced the 1920's in architecture, fashion and other areas.
We have lunch (not included) in the Kings Road, before visiting the exhibition. It is nearly 100 years since the tomb was discovered, and the last time the treasures will visit London before they take up a permanant resting place in Egypt.
Please note that the famous death mask will not be on display because it has been deemed too fragile to travel.
The total cost of the trip will be around £50 per person, but I have to pay the £21 per person entry fee when I confirm the numbers.
I will need a cheque of £21 per person, payable at the April monthly meeting, with the balance due in early 2020.
I have booked places for 50 people, but need a minimum of 40 people to make the coach cost viable.
I will have an interest list for the March 2019 monthly meeting, but please remember your place is not guaranteed untill I receive your deposit cheque. Trina.
Tue Apr 28th 2020
→Fri May 1st 2020
RESIDENTIAL TRIP TO YORKSHIRE
STAYING AT THE HOLLINS HALL HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB

ITINERARY:
DAY 1: AM: DEPART ASTON CLINTON (time tbc)
PM: VISIT TO SALTAIRE VILLAGE (restaurant on site for
lunch, etc) Salts Mill is set in the UNESCO World
Heritage Site, Saltaire.

DAY 2: AM: NORTH YORKS RAILWAY: TRAIN JOURNEY FROM PICKERING TO
WHITBY (Pickering Station is a must-see 1930’s themed
station which will transport you back in time to the
steam era).
PM: EXPLORE WHITBY with its narrow streets and bustling
harbour overlooked by the striking ruins of Whitby
Abbey. RETURNING TO HOTEL BY COACH

DAY 3: ALL DAY IN YORK where you can explore The Shambles,The Minster,
The Jorvik Viking Centre, Steam Railway Museum,etc.

DAY 4: AM: NATIONAL SCIENCE & MEDIA MUSEUM (Exploring the
transformative impact of image and sound technologies
on our lives) Café & Bar in Museum for morning coffee
and lunch
PM: RETURN TO ASTON CLINTON

N.B: there are only a couple of places left on this trip, so if interested contact Colin for full details / cost.
Sun Sep 27th 2020
→Thu Oct 8th 2020
The Colours of New England, USA.
This is a 12 day trip to the Boston area in late September.
The itinerary includes; Tour of Boston, Cape Cod, Salem, the White Mountains National Park, scenic rail journey through spectacular countryside etc. For information contact Colin T

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