Fordingbridge & District

Going Places

Going places relaunched in January 2018 with three members helping to run it. Visits take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month. This is an open group and if you are interested in joining please indicate your interest to the Groups Coordinator via the Contacts page.

We visit all sorts of places of interest, many on our doorstep and others further afield. This includes villages, towns, gardens, art exhibitions, museums, wildlife parks and specific buildings. Sometimes visits have a minimum or maximum number to be viable so it will be a case of ‘first come first served’! To save costs, cars and petrol money are generally shared, and those who do not drive can usually find a place with someone who is driving.

Often a member of the group organizes the visit and arranges for a local guide, or gives a talk themselves. We take things at a leisurely pace. Generally visits last for the morning and either end up with an optional lunch or visitors are free to seek their own refreshment. Occasionally they are afternoon trips or we venture further afield and arrange a day trip.

Programme for 2019

14 March 10.30 amTour of Salisbury Cathedral £6.25 + £1.85 for prebooked tea/coffee
11 April time TBCJane Austen Museum, Bath
2 May NB 1st Thursday 11.00amEling Tide Mill, near Totton Tour £3.50 Buffet Lunch £7.50
13 June 10.30amHighcliffe Castle coffee followed by 11am tour£9 + £3.80 for 3 hrs parking
11 July 11.00amAugustus John Exhibition, Salisbury Museum £9.00 to include talk
8 August 11amKeyneston Mill & Perfumery £10.00
12 September 11.00amVivien Sheriff Millinery Studio Downton £5.00 Maximum 20 people
10 October 11.30amMary Rose Museum, Porstmouth £11.90
14 November 10.30amChristchurch Priory, coffee followed by talk at 11.00am £6 TBC
12 December 10.30amKingston Lacy Christmas Visit meet for coffee details to follow

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