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Dates for your Diary
December 2018
January 2019
Fri Jan 18thSpecial OccasionsActivity: New Year Lunch
Location: The Arlington, 905 London Road, Leigh.
Contact: Jill Parr via Special Occasions.

Time: 12.30 for 1.00pm; Carriages at 4.00pm.
Cost: £27 per person includes tip; excludes drinks.

Please visit Special Occasions to view full details, menu and to book.
Tue Jan 29thMonthly MeetingsSubject: The £10 POM
Speaker: Mag Morgan
February 2019
Tue Feb 26thMonthly MeetingsSubject: The Life of a Bee Keeper
Speaker: Graham Bendall
March 2019
Mon Mar 4thOutingsOuting: Newmarket Stud Farm Tour and visit to Saffron Walden
Status: Available for booking NOW.
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser

Cost: £25 per person includes coach, tea/coffee, stud tour, gratuities
Last Payment Date: Tuesday 29 January 2019
Pickup: Tarpots Coach Stop - time TBA

Itinerary .
11.00am..Arrive at Farm
11.05-11.25.....Time to enjoy a Tea /coffee & Biscuits ( incl in the price)
11.30- 13.00 ..Tour of Stud Farm.

This 500-acre National Stud is home to some of the leading stallions of the racing world and the only stud to open its doors to the general public. During your visit you will get a full insight into the working of a thoroughbred farm and see what is involved before and after the horse time with a trainer. You will meet stallions, mares and foals along the way.

13.05pm..Return to coach then free time in Saffron Walden where Lunch can be purchased and an opportunity to visit this lovely old town.
Tue Mar 26thMonthly MeetingsSubject: The North Bank of the Thames
Speaker: Jennifer and Ed Simpson
From Shoebury to Stratford in History
April 2019
Fri Apr 5thOutingsOuting: Backstage at the Royal Opera House
Status: FULL reserve list only.
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser

Cost: £40 per person includes coach, tour, 3 course lunch, gratuities.
Last Payment Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019
Pickup: Tarpots Coach Stop - time TBA

Finally, it's your chance to step inside this amazing venue which has been reopened due to popular demand and following a massive £50 million renovation.

Before the start of your tour there will be an (incl) three course lunch with a soft drink in the Covent Garden area.( approx 12.30)

After Lunch Your Backstage Tour includes an introduction to the colourful history of the theatre, an insight into the redevelopment of the Royal Opera House and a look at aspects of current productions. As the Royal Opera House is a fully working theatre, each tour is a unique experience, and may include opportunities to see The Royal Ballet in class, or the magnificent backstage technology in operation.

After the tour why not spend some free time exploring the Markets and shops before you depart for home at approx 5.30pm.
Fri Apr 26thSpecial OccasionsActivity: Celebrate the 60s with THE BEAUCREES
Location: Richmond Hall.
Contact: Mavis Regan via Business Secretary.

Time: 7:30pm to 11:00pm
Cost: £12-50p per person includes Fish and Chips; Bring your own drinks.

Please visit Special Occasions to view full details and to book.

Tue Apr 30thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Pounds, Shillings and Pence in Victorian London
Speaker: David Williams
May 2019
Tue May 14thGarden VisitsOuting: Leonardslee Gardens, Horsham, West Sussex
Status: Available for booking - 4 places left plus reserve list; OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS
Contact: Theresa Sergeant via email.

Cost: £23-50p per person includes coach, entrance and gratuities.
Last Payment Date: TBA
Pickup: At Vic House Corner, Cemetery Corner and Tarpots coach stop. Times TBA

A coach trip has been arranged to visit the beautiful Leonardslee Gardens. After closing its gates 9 years ago it has now been re-opened to the public. It is a beautiful place and has breath-taking views of the English countryside and, when in season, wonderful displays of Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, Magnolias and many more.

The Estate covers 200 Acres with 7 man-made ponds containing Carp fish, 2 alpine glasshouses, etc. The Estate also inhabits a rare colony of wallabies and deer who wonder semi-freely throughout the Estate.

The Garden is listed as Grade 1 in the English Heritage Register and is set in a steep-sided valley.

For more information please visit Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens
Tue May 28thMonthly MeetingsSubject: The Tower of London - Living with Ghosts
Speaker: Brian Darcy
June 2019
Tue Jun 25thMonthly MeetingsSubject: For better or Worse - Marriage in Past Times
Speaker: Toni Neopard and Kate Bord
July 2019
Tue Jul 30thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Toastmaster
Speaker: Glen Mayes
August 2019
Tue Aug 27thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Tales of the Smithy
Speaker: Roger Dorking
September 2019
Tue Sep 24thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Stories and Songs of Marie Lloyd
Speaker: Irene Bowkett
October 2019
Tue Oct 29thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Tutankhamun's Egypt
Speaker: Janet Brewer
November 2019
Tue Nov 26thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Christmas Musicals
Speaker: Ray Spiller
December 2019
Tue Dec 31stMonthly MeetingsNO MEETING IN DECEMBER