Visits and Trips
|Trips organiser||Maggie Watts|
|Loft Theatre visits||Sue Sheen||259923||Ros Heron||730712|
Click on the titles of the trips, below, for more details (if there are any).
Click on the names of the organisers to send them an email.
|Dates for your Diary|
|Wed Sep 18th||MIDDLETON HALL AND TAMWORTH|
There will be a visit and tour of Middleton Hall, North Warwickshire, on Wednesday 18th September. We will leave Tesco car park at 10.45 am and drive to Tamworth. Here, we will be able to find a café or restaurant for lunch (not included), or perhaps have a picnic in the castle grounds by the river, leaving time to explore the town or visit the castle (reasonable mobility required and additional cost of £6.50).
We will then make the short journey to Middleton Hall with tea or coffee on arrival (included). Here we can choose one of three tours each lasting 1 hour. The Architecture tour will focus on the buildings ranging from Mediaeval to Victorian that comprise the moated mansion house. The History tour will explore the people who have lived at the hall, including a commander at the Battle of Hastings, a Tudor explorer, and Cassandra, Duchess of Chandos. The Garden tour includes the walled garden (with its original heated walls), which is planted in the Georgian style. (The Architecture and History tours will involve stairs.) We will finally have some time at leisure, perhaps to visit the Tudor Barn and Courtyard with its café, antique, and craft shops, before we leave for home.
For more information about Middleton Hall, visit its website or contact John Morgan
Cost will be £18.00 and payment and form should be sent to Maggie Watts, contact details in Info magazine. Remember to specify what tour you would like to be included on.
|Thu Oct 10th||BLOOD BROTHERS |
Birmingham Hippodrome, 7.30 pm
Willy Russell’s award winning BLOOD BROTHERS is coming to the Hippodrome in October. Affectionately christened the ‘Standing Ovation Musical’, it inevitably brings the audience to its feet with songs such as Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged Tell Me It’s Not True.
However, I have a problem. I wasn’t able to get a block booking so I have seats together in two different locations, with two different prices. So - front circle rows F and G, all at £44 and stalls rows L,M and N (all at the side), a mixture of £44 and £36. This is because I didn’t want seats further back than that. The coach fare is £11. I will allocate seats, as far as I can, according to people's preferences. I have until 28th August to confirm the tickets so please let me know asap.
Pickup will be 4.15pm from Warwick Tesco car park. I will, of course, check that nearer the date.
Please note my new phone number in Info 151. Or contact me by email Maggie Watts
|Fri Nov 15th||Tutankhamun and The Roaring Twenties|
Friday 15th November
Pickup time: 9.00am
For more details and to sign up, contact Maggie Watts
The discovery of the boy king’s tomb in 1922 by Howard Carter in an expedition financed by Lord Carnarvon of Highclere Castle stirred up 'Egyptomania' in England. The 3,300 year old Egyptian designs influenced the art and architecture of the Roaring Twenties.
Cost: £53.00 per person
Click here for further information: Tutankhamun
|Fri Dec 6th||Date for your diaries|
Our Christmas market trip this year will be to Lincoln. There will be more details in the October Info but the date to note is Friday, 6th December.