Ross on Wye & District


Regular monthly meetings with a guest speaker are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at the Larruperz Centre, Grammar School Close, Ross-on-Wye, HR9 7QD starting at 2.30pm. Monthly Meeting Programme

After the speaker there is an opportunity to ask questions, take refreshments and catch up with friends.

Apart from the monthly meeting there are frequent outings to places of local interest or historic buildings. Details of these visits are announced at the monthly meetings. There is an additional cost for these outings. Please check our Outings page for information.

There is also a book stall, where books are recycled for a small cost.

Dates for your Diary
September 2019
Mon Sep 30thOutingBerkeley Castle and Dr. Jenner’s House - 30th September

Unique, in that it has been lived in by the same family for 900 years, longer than any other fortress in England. Unfortunately there is no wheelchair access although those with walking difficulties can tour the ground floor. There are extensive gardens and a tropical butterfly house to visit as well. Refreshments are available at the café and Yurt restaurant. There is a gate to the adjoining property, Dr Jenner’s House famous for inventing the smallpox vaccine. The plan is to tour the Castle before lunch and then spend a couple of hours in Dr. Jenner’s House and garden in the afternoon.

Health and Safety Advice The Castle is a mediaeval building and the following gives an indication of what to expect during the tour. In the gardens there are uneven surfaces, steep terraces, deep water features, steep steps, non-edible plants, low branches, and slippery surfaces in wet weather. Please don't climb on the cannon, they are very old. In the Castle there are steep stone steps, uneven and slippery floors, other steps not immediately obvious, low doorways.

Cost £27 per head. Leave Wilton Road Car Park at 9.30am prompt. Payment by September meeting.
October 2019
Mon Oct 21stMeetingLarruperz Centre 2.30pm

Speakers Marilyn and Peter Reynolds
Talk on "Canada - Ten Provinces, One Country"
November 2019
Mon Nov 18thMeetingLarruperz Centre 2.30pm

Speaker Paul Crumpton
Rural & Business Crime Officer (Crime Prevention) discusses "Fraud, Scams & Reducing the opportunity for Cyber Crime"
December 2019
Tue Dec 3rdOutingBath Abbey, Roman Baths and Christmas Markets - 3rd December

This is a chance to see the famous Roman Baths and Abbey as well as other attractions. The cost of the coach will be in the region of £13 per head depending on numbers. The tour of the Roman Baths will cost circa £14 per head depending on how many book. Please indicate whether you will be joining the group for the visit to the Roman Baths or prefer to be independent. The annual Christmas markets will also be near to the Abbey and Baths.

We will leave Wilton Road Car Park at 9am. Payment by November meeting.
Mon Dec 9thMeetingLarruperz Centre 2.30pm

Speaker Sean J
Singer and guitarist "Songs of the 60's and 70's"
January 2020
Mon Jan 20thMeetingLarruperz Centre 2.30pm

Speaker Paul Barnett
Talk on "Disaster Waiting - The Severn Bridge Disaster"
February 2020
Mon Feb 17thMeetingLarruperz Centre 2.30pm

Speaker Bob Skelt
Talk on the "People of Bletchley Park"
March 2020
Mon Mar 16thMeetingLarruperz Centre 2.30pm

Speaker Dr Graham Cope
Talk on "Antibiotics - The Ticking Time Bomb"
April 2020
Mon Apr 20thMeetingLarruperz Centre 2.30pm

Speaker Philip Caine
Talk on "Barrow to Baghdad and Back Again"