All members are invited to attend our regular talks, coffee mornings and outings. On this page we list the agenda for the next few months with details

Dates for your Diary
May 2019
Sat May 25thOutingAnnual visit to THE MILL AT SONNING to see a new play A BELLY FULL. To include Lunch and a Programme. Please click BellyFull to read more about it.Click on Belly Full Bkg Frm to download the booking form.
June 2019
Wed Jun 5thSocialLUNCH at Newbury College. Book with Stephanie 01635 38537 or email
Thu Jun 6thSocialAfternoon Tea at The Royal British Legion Hall, Pelican Lane 2.30pm £6. To book, phone Stephanie on 01635 38537 or email her on
Mon Jun 10thMeetingTalk "Charles Dickens, Conjuror! Now did you know that? Ian Keable will tell us how this came to light and how Dicken's own Playbill is brought to life by reference to the historical development through amusing animal acts, contemporary conjurors that directly influenced him and some legerdemain which the great man himself actually performed!
St Nicolas Church Hall, 2.15pm
Wed Jun 12thOutingNational Memorial Arboretum : So much to see and do at this wonderful site that is the UK's year-round centre of Remembrance. It will be a long but worthwhile day! (Almost full! Please make haste to book the last few places!)
Thu Jun 13thStudy DaySavill Gardens & Royal Heritage Tour Windsor Great Park. The Gardening Group has a few places to offer up to the membership on this very interesting outing. Please see the Booking Form for more details.
Sun Jun 16th
→Wed Jun 19th
HolidayFour day holiday to Nottingham. Please see details on the Nottingham flyer.
A Nottingham B.Form is enclosed for your use.
July 2019
Thu Jul 4thOutingMidsomer Murders & The Goring Gap CRUISE! See some of the beautiful settings used in the delightful Midsomer Murders Mysteries on TV before a leisurely cruise on part of the Thames. (Waiting List only now!)
Mon Jul 8thMeetingTalk The Life and Times of Ship's Pilots by Captain William Wells.
Wed Jul 10thOutingA trip to the COTSWOLDS will include a tour of Sezincote, an Indian Palace on a hill, and a lunch stop in Broadway, the Jewel of the Cotswolds with its chocolate box High Street.
Click on Sezincote for the Booking Form. (Waiting List now only)
August 2019
Tue Aug 6thOutingThe 1st Chairman's Outing - Coach tour around The Royal Landscape Heritage in Windsor. This is mainly for the less mobile amongst us as there is very little walking except the gentle guided tour in the Savill Garden which is optional. There is more about this trip in the flyer, click here Royal Landscape Heritage and the Booking form is available at The On-Line Forms page.
Mon Aug 12thMeetingRenewals meeting in St Nicolas Church Hall
Wed Aug 14thStudy DayA Day trip to London to see The Wallace Collection displaying the wonderful works of art collected in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by the first four Marquesses of Hertford and Sir Richard Wallace, the son of the 4th Marquess. Lunch may be booked at the Museum or there will be various other eateries available around Oxford Street. Click on The Wallace Collection for the Booking Form.
September 2019
Wed Sep 4thOutingThe 2nd Chairman's Outing - to Bristol visiting two of Brunel's finest works, The CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE and the SS GREAT BRITAIN which includes the new "Being Brunel Exhibition". To see more about this trip click on Brunel Bristol. The Booking form is available at The On-Line Forms page
Thu Sep 5thOutingDay Trip to the Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth.
Includes a Guided Tour by one of the Museum's Guides.
Details are in the May Newsletter and the Booking Form is available at The On-Line Forms Page..
Mon Sep 9thMeetingTalk, The London Underground by Tony Earle
Sun Sep 15th
→Fri Sep 20th
HolidayCHESTER.Statues, Salt & More. A six day holiday centred around Chester - more details on the flyer attached. Click Chester B.F. for the Booking Form.
Wed Sep 18thOutingCALENDAR GIRLS The hugely successful musical created by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth. We chose the Bournemouth Pavilion venue for this outing - to give you a day by the seaside too. Please click Calendar Girls for a lot more about this performance. Tickets go on sale on the 1st June.
October 2019
Mon Oct 14thMeetingAGM followed by a talk by Andrew Bustin - "My Life as an EXTRA"
Wed Oct 23rdOutingNational Portrait Gallery St Martin's Place, London. A specialist Art Historian will give a talk in the Lecture Theatre about the Gallery and the highlights of the Collection. After spending time in the Gallery you may wish to visit the Pre-Raphaelite Sisters' exhibition or The National Gallery etc.. The Booking Form is available at The On-Line Forms Page.
November 2019
Mon Nov 11thMeetingTalk, "Music with my Saxophone" by Jonathan Woodhouse.
Wed Nov 20thOutingSomething different for Christmas! BrickLane Music Hall in London's East End. A visit to an Old Tyme Musical with afternoon tea during the interval. Click on BrickLane for more information about this very entertaining and novel experience. Please click Brick Lane B/Form for the Booking Form or request one from the Office.
Wed Nov 27thOutingChristmas Flicks Relive the days of the old movies! The "Regent Street Cinema" was the first in the country to show moving pictures in 1896 and was where British cinema was born.
An action packed day ending with a fish & chip supper and a glimpse of the Christmas Lights. More details on the Booking Form available at The On-Line Forms Page.
January 2020
Fri Jan 24thOutingCIRQUE du SOLEIL return to London's Royal Albert Hall in 2020, bringing their dazzling luminous spectacle, LUZIA, to Europe for the first time.
More about this amazing event on the Booking Form available THE ON-LINE FORMS Page.(NOW FULL! Waiting list only now.)