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Dates for your Diary
August 2019
Tue Aug 27thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Tales of the Smithy
Speaker: Roger Dorking
September 2019
Tue Sep 3rdOutingsOuting: Notcutt Nursery, Maidstone; Kentish Lady Cruise (including a Cream Tea); Allington Castle tour.
Status: FULL - reserve list only
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser

Cost: £45 per person includes coach/gratuity, cruise/cream tea, castle tour.
Last Payment Date: 30 July 2019
Pickup: 9:00 Tarpots Coach Stop
In the morning, stop at Nottcutts Nursery Maidstone for an opportunity to purchase refreshments/Lunch/ and browse the various outlets there at Newnham Court Shopping Village.

Coach into Maidstone where will board our Boat The Kentish Lady, with commentary, for a cruise down the River Medway to ALLINGTON CASTLE where we will be given a guided tour.

ALLINGTON CASTLE is privately owned so its a rare opportunity to get permission to visit.

On the return trip on the Kentish Lady an included Cream Tea will be served.on our way back to Maidstone. Then back on the coach for our journey home.
Tue Sep 24thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Going Dutch
Speaker: Janneke Jones
A talk about her early life growing up in Holland, with costumes, artifacts and flowers.
October 2019
Sat Oct 19thOutingsOuting: RHS Wisley "Tints of Autumn"
Status: OPEN for booking
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser

Cost:Depends on if you are a RHS Member includes coach/gratuity and entrance.

For RHS Members £15 per person RHS Members can also admit 1 guest free (Coach £15 per person)
For NON RHS Members £27-50p per person

NOTE: RHS Members MUST have their membership card on the day

Last Payment Date: Tuesday 27 August 2019
Pickup: 9:30 Tarpots coach stop
Tue Oct 29thMonthly MeetingsSubject: Stories and songs of Marie Lloyd
Speaker: Irene Bowkett
A talk, in costume, about the life and songs of "The Queen of the Music Hall"
November 2019
Wed Nov 6thOutings

Outing: The Evening Tower of London- 7:30 to 11:30 pm in the Tower.
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser
Cost: £36 per person incl. coach/gratuity, 2 course meal, Ceremony of the Keys
Last payment date: 24 September 2019
Pickup: Tarpots Coach Stop - time TBA

This is a very special and privileged visit only accessible with a personal contact at the Tower. Many thanks to Jenn Duggan for enabling this visit.

Visit includes:

  • A two course meal at the Tower Hotel.
  • A guided tour by a Yeoman Warder.
  • Witness the very famous Ceremony of the Keys.
  • Visit to the Warders club/bar where you can purchase drinks - cash only.

Please note that the Tower do impose strict rules and regulations for visitors, which everyone must abide by or will be turned away, e.g. appropriate dress. We are sure this will not be a problem and Maria has circulated these rules.

Fri Nov 22ndOutingsOuting: Bury St. Edmunds, Christmas Market
Status: OPEN for booking
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser

Cost: £15 per person includes coach/gratuity only.
Last Payment Date: Tuesday 24 September2019
Pickup: 9:30 Tarpots Coach Stop
Tue Nov 26thMonthly MeetingsSubject: A life on the road with Peter King
Speaker: Peter Regelous
A humorous talk about his life in the entertainment industry, with anecdotes about the best and the worst experiences, on both BBC and ITV, along the way.
December 2019
Mon Dec 16thOutingsOuting: Thames Lunch Cruise and London Lights
Status: ADVICE ONLY Taking bookings from around 30 July 2019.
Contact: Maria Kelly at Outings Organiser

Cost: £50 per person includes coach/gratuity, Thames Cruise with lunch, Lights tour.
Last Payment Date: 16 October 2019 - £10 non-refundable deposit at time of booking
Pickup: Tarpots Coach Stop - time TBA
Tue Dec 31stMonthly MeetingsNO MEETING IN DECEMBER