Bus Pass Adventures
This group is led jointly by Rennie Buxton and Peggy Penfold. The group meets monthly, on the 4th Wednesday. Members, either on their own or with a friend, offer to plan an adventure each month.
Peggy emails everyone a week before each adventure asking who would be joining the group for the trip.
The normal pattern for the group is to have coffee on arrival and discuss the options for the day and then meet up again for lunch if the group splits up for different activities.
Our day trip to Faringdon in September is a memorable one having been treated to a personally Guided walk around the historic part of the town by the local Mayor wearing his chain of office.
We went to Banbury for the October meet, by a scenic route in , passing through Tackley, Rousham, Steeple Aston, all round Deddington and Adderbury. After coffee in The Mill Arts Centre, first recorded in 1441, we followed part of the town trail. The most interesting building is The Reindeer Inn, dating from the 16th century. We went through the gates, dated 1570, to the courtyard and the Globe Room where Roundhead Officers are alleged to have plotted the siege of Banbury Castle. Inside the room we saw the old wooden panelling and the fireplace.
After lunch some of the group visited the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock which is well worth a visit. You have to pay for this part of the museum but there was an exhibition entitled: ‘1066: A Medieval Mosaic’. This is a Guinness World Record winning re-creation of the Bayeux Tapestry. It is hand-crafted from 3 million pieces of metal and took 33 years to complete. It has to be seen to be believed and is highly recommended by the group. The exhibition is on until the 1st February 2019.
Peggy and Rennie