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 Feb 7th Monthly meeting will have a talk by Miranda Pender titled "Lifting the lid"
Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Mon Feb 11th Garden Interest Group
“IN HOUSE ENTERTAINMENT” Questions and Answers with Garden Learning DVD TIME: 10am to midday COST: £2 per person
Thu Mar 7th Monthly meeting will have a talk by Christopher Massy-Beresford titled "From Caravels to Carnations- The Rise and Fall of the Portugese Empire"
Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Mon Mar 11th Garden Interest Group
Talk by Jo O`Connel from the LAVENDER FARM PROJECT with many lavender plants for sale and lavender bags. TIME: 10 to midday COST: £3.50 per person
Thu Apr 4th Monthly meeting will have a talk by Christine Stones titled "Gardens in WW1"
Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Thu May 2nd Monthly meeting will have a talk by Felicity Herring titled "Fun and Games, Victorians at Leisure"
Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Thu Jun 6th Monthly meeting will have a talk by Lynda Warren titled "Location, Location, Location"
Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Thu Jul 4th Monthly meeting will have a talk by Tony Davies titled "Cathedrals worldwide"
Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Thu Sep 5th Monthly meeting will have a talk by Julian Richards titled "Inspired by Stonehenge"
Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Thu Oct 3rd AGM followed by short talk by Jake Moore titled "Cyber Crime Prevention"
Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Thu Nov 7th Monthly meeting will have a talk by Glenys Warlow titled "No Gilded Cage for this Nightingale"
Meeting is at the Father's House, Shaftesbury, coffee and biscuits from 10.00am, meeting commences at 10.30am.
Thu Dec 5th Christmas meal at the Olive Bowl, Gillingham. Full details nearer the time.
Outings
Tue Feb 5th Walking group meets, see group page for times and contacts.
Tue Mar 5th Walking group meets, see group page for times and contacts.
Tue Apr 2nd Walking group meets, see group page for times and contacts.
Tue Apr 16th Visit to HIGHCLERE CASTLE, which is between Andover and Newbury, stopping en-route at Rosebourne Garden Centre for a coffee break. This castle is the country seat of the Earl of Carnarvon and also the location for the TV drama DOWNTON ABBEY. Full details see our board at the next meeting
Tue May 7th Walking group meets, see group page for times and contacts.
Wed May 22nd Day Trips Group have a trip to Dunster (Somerset), by coach with a return by Steam Train. Includes time to spend in Dunster which has a NT property (Dunster Castle).
Cost approx £25 per person, further details will be available at the monthly meeting or by contacting John Upshall.
Tue Jun 4th Walking group meets, see group page for times and contacts.
Wed Jun 12th GARDEN INTEREST GROUP will be visiting Hestercombe Gardens - see Garden Interest Group board for more details
Wed Jun 19th Day Trips Group, Trip to MOTTISFONT HOUSE & GARDENS (a NT property). Full details available soon
Tue Jul 2nd Walking group meets, see group page for times and contacts.
Tue Aug 6th Walking group meets, see group page for times and contacts.
Tue Sep 3rd Walking group meets, see group page for times and contacts.
Holidays
Sat Jun 8th
→Sat Jun 15th
An all inclusive holiday for members TO NORTHERN CROATIA AND SLOVENIA
For full information and contact details goto the relevant travel section on the groups page of this website
Sun Sep 8th
→Thu Sep 12th
FIVE DAY HOLIDAY in SUFFOLK Full details available at next meeting