Ver-Colne Valley


Below you will find a Diary of all meetings, outings, theatre trips and holidays.

Dates for your Diary
May 2018
Mon May 14thOutingBurghley House - Stamford, Lincolnshire Depart GWP at 9.00 am. Depart Burghley at 3.30 pm. Cost £26. Visit one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabeth Age. Tour the house and Garden of Surprises and the Contemporary Sculpture Garden or enjoy lunch in the Orangery Café or Garden Café. Contact Heather Spencer-Smith on 07976 522907 or Lynne Herbert on 07909 913363. Sold Out.
Wed May 16thGarden AppreciationSaville Gardens
Thu May 17thMeetingsTraining of specialised police dogs by Len Little. Len was here last April and gave a humorous talk on the training of police dogs. This time he will be explaining how dos are taught to carry out a variety of essential investigations using their ability to smell and detect illegal substances.
June 2018
Wed Jun 6thTheatre TripsWicked Matinee performance. Leaving GWP at 11.30 am. Price £32. Contact Maggie FENN on 01727 866838 or email
Thu Jun 7th
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HolidaysNetherlands River Cruise Part 2 Another leisurely but exciting new River Cruise on our favourite ship the Lady Anne. Price from £925.00 No single supplement. Full board. Free excursions. Coach from both Abbots Langley & Greenwood Park to Calais and onwards to our ship. Last few cabins still available - call or email me for a flyer with more details. Last chance to book. Contact. Mary Gotts on 07803 507281 or email
Mon Jun 18thGarden AppreciationBorde Hill, Nr Haywards Heath
Wed Jun 20thOutingDay out to Colchester On sale in March. Price: £12. Depart GWP at 9.15 am - Leave Colchester at 4 pm. Visit this ancient town dating from the time of the Romans. For more information contact: Barbara Croom on 01727 834298 or email
July 2018
Thu Jul 12thTheatre TripsTina the musical. Matinee performance. Leaving GWP at 11.30 am. Price £45. Contact. Maggie FENN on 01727 866838 or email
Mon Jul 16thOutingDay out to Henley cruising with lunch from Reading On sale in March. Cost: £50. Depart GWP at 9.15 am to Reading and climb aboard our exclusive boat for a three hour cruise along the Thames during which time lunch will be served. On arrival at Henley you will have plenty of time to explore this delightful town. Contact Elaine Roberts on 07899 795043 or Maggie Simpson on 07531 218265.
Sat Jul 21stMeetingsSummer Barn Dance More details tba.
August 2018
Thu Aug 23rdOutingClarence House On sale in April. Cost £22. A tour of the house and garden of this royal residence that was home to the Queen Mother for five decades. Depart GWP at 9.15 am. Depart London 3.00 pm.
Thu Aug 30thGarden AppreciationAshridge House & Gardens
September 2018
Fri Sep 7thGarden AppreciationLambeth Palace & Garden Museum
Wed Sep 12thOutingBrighton Pavilion On sale in May. Built as a seaside pleasure palace for George 1V, this iconic building mixes Regency grandeur with Indian and Chinese styles. Depart GWP at 9.15 am. Depart Brighton at 4.00 pm.
Sat Sep 22nd
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HolidaysCroatian Cruise - Part 2 - 22nd - 29 September 2018 - Sold out. But call me to put your name on a waitlist as there are always last minute cancellations. Contact Mary Gotts on 07803 507281 or on
October 2018
Wed Oct 3rdTheatre TripsWAR HORSE- ON SALE - Milton Keynes Theatre. Matinee. Price £66. See us in The Lounge at the March meeting to secure your place. This includes members who have already signed the interest list.
Tue Oct 16thGarden AppreciationWimpole Hall
Thu Oct 25thOutingThe Shard & Borough Market On sale in June. More details tba.
December 2018
Sun Dec 9th
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HolidaysLongleat Festival of Light & Bath & Wells - A short 3 day Breakaway On sale in March. Price: £236.00 pp based on 40 members travelling. Coach pick up from Abbots Langley and Greenwood Park then onto Longleat, in time to explore the safari park and the house, all beautifully decorated for the festive season. We will be staying in the quaint city of Wells with a chance also to visit the beautiful cirty of Bath, when hopefuly their Christmas market will be on. Dates not out yet. Contact Mary Gotts on 07803 507281
January 2019
Wed Jan 23rdTheatre TripsMATILDA Cambridge Theatre, London - matinee. Price £48 including coach and driver's tip. Contact Maggie Fenn 01727 866838 or email Pick up from Greenwood Park at 11.30 am prompt