Cheshunt

AWAY DAYS

AWAY DAYS - Rose Lovelidge 01992 626697 - Mob; 07973313416 email rose.cheshuntu3a@gmail.com

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Thursday 12th December Christmas Party. All inclusive £46

I’ve had to book this event early this year to get dates. We need a deposit of £10 a.s.a.p.
For the 2019 Christmas Season our popular entertainment duo will bring you ‘The Christmas Beatles Show Party’ at their normal Venue in Chigwell.
Our two talented entertainers will play you a selection of your best loved tunes from the Fab Four era. Just like those lads from Liverpool, we wanna hold your hand as you twist and shout on the dance floor. For those who wish to dress to impress we would love to see some Sgt Peppers out there, our favourite one will of course will win a prize! Don’t forget your spending money because, while money can’t buy you love, it can buy a whole host of treats in the Christmas gift shop.

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PAST EVENTS

Christmas Broadway Party

There’s no business like show business” so join us for the 2018 Christmas season on stage in ‘Christmas on Broadway’. Talented entertainers will trip the light fantastic to bring you an afternoon of well loved musical numbers that will have you tapping your feet, singing along and twirling around the dance floor. Start your day with coffee and mince pies at your table. Your talented entertainers will then bring you some show-stopping numbers plus you will be having a delicious three course set festive lunch

Thursday 19th July 2018 The Chocolate Lady of Suffolk

22nd March 2017 Wednesday. Essex Highlands.

Cost - £44.00 all inclusive coach, drivers gratuities, guide, morning coffee/tea and biscuits, lunch. Cheques payable to Cheshunt U3A. Pick up time from Cheshunt 8.15 a.m

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----- Away Day to Romney Marsh

As we set off for our U3A day to Romney Marsh the sun was shining which was a good omen. We met our guide Sandra just outside Ashford. Progressing to Dobbies Garden Centre we had a stop for refreshments and time for a quick wander. Feeling refreshed we boarded the coach again and Sandra gave us a detailed description of places we passed. Tenterden was one of the five Cinque Ports and dates back to the 14th century. We stopped at Brooklands. Here we visited the church of St Augustine's. An unusual if not unique feature is that the wooden steeple is entirely separate from the body of the church. This was in fact due to structural issues and land quality. The surrounding areas has a number of oast houses which were popular for drying hops as part of the brewing process. Hop picking was very popular in Kent.

Lunch was at the Pilot Inn. Needless to say everyone enjoyed the Fish & Chips and there was no room for dessert. The surrounding area is a place of natural beauty rich in history. We spotted the 2 Dungeness lighthouses and train line. We then travelled to Rye with its cobbled streets and a wonderful harbour town of old buildings. We had a short break here in which to appreciate our surroundings.

We thanked Sandra for her expertise and dropped her off. As we departed the clouds darkened the sky and later a spell of rain. Again Rose had arranged a lovely day for us to participate in.

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----- Wednesday 30th March - Bessingham in Norfolk (dad's army). This trip will be same as my usual Away days: all inclusive coach, 2 course lunch, drivers’ gratuities etc. Pick up times are: Outside Tesco's at the Pond 8.30 a.m. and Waltham Abbey 8.40a.m

PRICE - £42 pp please pay full price when booking. NO DEPOSITS taken.

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Away Day to Faversham and Canterbury

It was a typical dreary November day as we departed to go to Faversham & Canterbury. However our spirits were full of anticipation. We were met by our guide just outside of Faversham. She would be with us during our stay there.
She explained that Faversham is an old market town and records show that is was established as a settlement before the Roman conquest and was mentioned in the Domesday Book as “Favershant”. On arrival we went to “The Sun Inn” which dates back to the 14th century. Here we were greeted with morning coffee/tea and biscuits before our guided walk around Faversham.
Faversham is a charming place with loads of “olde worlde character” It is on the banks of the “Swale”and by the Middle Ages it became one of the “Cinque Ports”. We were shown the old theatre/now cinema and the old market hall which is still in use. It is now the oldest street market in Kent dating back over 900 years. It is probably best known for the Shepherd Neame brewery which claims to be the oldest brewery in Britain. Kent is known for its hop growing in England and Faversham was the home of several other breweries too.
We were led down Abbey St. Some of these buildings date back to the 12th centuryand were saved from demolition in the 1950’s. Faversham Historical Society is very prevalent in the town. Our guide explained about the play “Arden of Faversham” based on the murder of Thomas Arden. This play was possibly written by William Shakespeare. Lunch was included at the Sun and most enjoyable.
We then made our way to Canterbury which by contrast was quite modern with bustling shops. We were given the option of a guided tour here or free time. Canterbury Cathedral is one of its landmarks. It dates back to 597Ad and is most well known for the murder of Archbishop Thomas Beckett.
As usual the day out had been well organised and our thanks goes to Rose Lovelidge for arranging it. Everyone enjoyed their day.

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Our 'Away Days' trip took us to historical Oxford yesterday. In spite of a rainy start we were served a much needed cup tea/coffee and biscuits in the hotel, afterwards we boarded the coach our guide decided to do a sightseeing tour on the coach around Oxford to avoid the heavy showers. We had lunch in the Marco Pierre White which was most enjoyable. After lunch the sun shone on us we then had an enjoyable walk with our guide around we even had time to see the most fabulous cake decorating ever.
Our next trip will be to Faversham and Canterbury.

Tuesday 24th November - Christmas in Faversham & Canterbury included Roast chicken lunch, guide, coach and drivers gratuities - £41. 00
Coach pick up time Spinning Wheel 8.45a.m. Tesco’s at the Pond 9 a.m. Waltham Abbey 9.10

Past Adventures

On a warm sunny Tuesday in July Cheshunt Away Day Expeditionary force gathered at a suitable location to all i.e. Tesco to embark on a journey to ELTON HALL, Peterborough – Mission to advise on its suitability for other U3A Groups.
We departed in two mini buses with selective drivers whose job was to get us out of there should needs must. As it happens their skills were not called upon although on several occasions on the journey to and from Elton Hall they did show off their driving dexterity. Many on the bus were relieved that this plan never evolved.

On arrival Rose Lovelidge our intrepid leader, met up with Elton Hall guides who split us in to three groups. ----- We were then led through the house where explanations were given regarding the PROBY family who had owned the house since 1660. This was a most enjoyable experience; the house offered many paintings and artefacts gathered over a 350 year period. The tour lasted 1 ¼ hours which then gave us the chance to lunch at the restaurant which was new with a varied menu ----- .
Afterwards we all explored the formal gardens that included an Orangery ----- and retreat internally decorated with shells -----
The consensus by all was that we had a worthwhile visit which made for an enjoyable and informative day out. Yes other U3A Groups would find this interesting.

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Our last trip was to the National Stud, Newmarket where we arrived on a beautiful sunny day to meet our guide 'Frankie'. After having a cup of tea and biscuits we moved on to have our guided walk around the stud, we saw some of the most expensive horses worth hundreds of thousands pounds. Frankie was very informative in her replies to our questions, an excellent guide. After our very interesting tour of the stud, the coach driver took us to Newmarket town centre to have some lunch and free time. The Newmarket museum was much larger than first thought; I found it fascinating with the past memorabilia on show. A good day was had by all.

Tuesday 24th March - The Historic Town Of Colchester

We arrived at Poplar Nurseries, Marks Tey where we met our blue badge guide and after having a cup of tea we moved on to have our Guided Walk of Colchester, including Castle Park, Dutch Quarter and Town Centre, ending at The George Hotel to have a well deserved two course lunch. After some free time for shopping we had a visit to Dedham, having a cream tea in the lovely little quaint Tea shop before our journey home. A good day was had by all.

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