Shaftesbury & Gillingham

Events

Contact the relevant group leader for further information on these and other events/trips. To make contact go to the relevant "group" page.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu Jun 4th Now cancelled
Monthly meeting will have a talk by Brian Freeland entitled "The View From The Wings"

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.

Developed from his experience with everything from variety (Butlin's Holiday Camps and the London Palladium) to the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, Scottish Opera and Sadler's Wells Ballet. The stage manager's view from the prompt corner is very different to that from your comfortable seat in the stalls or circle. Reality theatre; no retakes. Reviews say -"slightly saucy"!
Thu Jul 2nd Monthly meeting will have a talk by Susan Brattin entitled "Horrible history of Scotland"

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Thu Aug 6th This event may be cancelled
Following the successful lunch in August 2019, There will be a repeat lunch at Rushmore Golf Club. The full menu and booking form can be found by clicking the link on the "Welcome" page of this website.
Thu Sep 3rd Monthly meeting will have a talk by Rupert Hague-Holmes entitled "We must take the castle site" (Korean War)

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Thu Oct 1st AGM followed by a talk by Brian Percey "Salisbury Street Pastors"

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Thu Nov 5th Monthly meeting will have a talk by Nicola Tallis entitled "Crown of Blood:The deadly inheritance of Lady Jane Greys"

Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Outings
Mon Jul 20th Now Cancelled
Day Trip to River Dart, Totnes & Dartmouth.
Join the coach at 07.00am in SHAFTESBURY or GILLINGHAM at 07.15am and travel to PAIGNTON for the 10.00hrs steam train to KINGSWEAR (price included).

At KINGSWEAR we cross the river by ferry (price included) to DARTMOUTH where we have free time to get lunch and have a wander about.

At 13.45hrs we board the River Cruise boat from DARTMOUTH to TOTNES (price included) where we arrive at 15.15hrs and then have some free time to explore the town and have afternoon tea. As TOTNES High Street is on an incline our coach will meet the boat and transport any passengers not wishing to walk to the coach-drop off point at the Lamb which is at the top of the High Street.
The coach will collect all passengers from the Lamb at 16.30hrs and return home with a comfort stop en-route arriving in GILLINGHAM at about 18.45hrs and SHAFTESBURY at 19.00hrs.
COST £40.00p per person. This figure is inclusive of all road, train and boat transport.
Trip Organiser: Bill McIntyre
billmc239@gmail.com
Wed Oct 14th Buckfastleigh, details later in the year
Holidays
Tue Sep 8th
→Sat Sep 12th
September 8th to 12th Cornwall
We will visit the Marble Factory in Bovey Tracey, Lanhydrock House (NT members free entrance), Bodmin and Wenford steam railway, Eden Project, St Austell, St Ives and other Cornish villages.
We shall be staying at the Holiday Inn Express in Bodmin, evening meal, room and breakfast. Cost £426, single room supplement £60 per person.
Please contact Steve Hale at halerysm@gmail.com