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Dates for your Diary
August 2018
Tue Aug 28thMonthly MeetingsSubject: The Silk Road
Speaker: Margaret Rogers
September 2018
Fri Sep 7thOutingsOuting: Kew Gardens
Status: FULL
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser email contact.

Cost: £32 per person including coach, entrance, gratuities.
Last Payment Date: 31 July 2018
Pickup: 9:00 Tarpots Coach stop

Full details later.
Tue Sep 25thMonthly MeetingsSubject: The Flow of History (The Thames)
Speaker: David Williams
October 2018
Tue Oct 2ndOutingsOuting: Man Made Wonders of Essex

Those who have paid are being contacted with a refund.
Tue Oct 30thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Wildlife of the Suffolk Heritage Coast
Speaker: Alex Bass
November 2018
Fri Nov 23rdOutingsOuting: Visit to St. Paul's area
Status: Available for booking
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser

Cost: £12 per person. COACH ONLY Does NOT include entry to St. Pauls.
Last Payment Date: 23 October 2018
Pickup: 10:00 Tarpots Coach stop

This is another one of our popular coach only trips this time the coach will drop us off near to St Pauls Cathedral in London.

This is an opportunity to either visit St Pauls Cathedral (at your own expense), cross over the wobbly bridge to visit Borough Market, visit the shopping precinct near St Pauls.

There are several restaurants, Pubs & shops in the area to visit.

You will be allowed 5 hrs Free time.
Tue Nov 27thMonthly MeetingsSubject Fool's Gold - Acoustic Music
Speaker: Steve and Carol Robson
December 2018
Mon Dec 10thOutingsOuting: Thames Cruise and London Lights
Status: FULL - Please see Booking status below
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser email contact.

Cost: £50 per person including coach, Thames cruise with 3 course meal and entertainment on board the Bateaux cruiser, plus London Lights Tour, gratuities.
Last Payment Date: 30 October 2018
Pickup: 11:00 Tarpots Coach stop

Start the season in style with this Christmas lunch cruise on the River Thames in the Glass top Bateaux Cruiser.

Arrive at Westminster Pier where you will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine before you embark on your 3 hour cruise.
Here you will be served a traditional three course festive lunch, followed by tea and coffee. There will also be a licensed pay bar for you to use.

Appreciate the fantastic entertainment, festive live music and dancing for everyone to enjoy. Get dressed up in your best Christmas glad rags on hopefully a special day to remember.

Booking Status:
2 coaches with 104 members are fully booked. We have a reserve list operating BUT there are also places available on the boat IF you are able to travel independently to Westminster Pier. Please contact Maria at Outings Organiser if interested in this option.

THIS IS ANOTHER MEMBERS SUGGESTION. As are most of our trips each year. so thank you for the suggestion.

This is the itinerary for the day.

11.00....Board the coach at designated pick up points
12.45....Board your boat at Westminster pier to begin your festive 3 hour cruise
13.00....Enjoy your three course Christmas lunch with live entertainment.
16.00....Depart the boat and return back to coach
16.15....We will have a short tour of the London lights before returning home.
20.00....Return to Benfleet