Wellingborough & District


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Venue - The United Reformed Church, High Street, Wellingborough.

Format - Doors open 12.30pm First Wednesday of the month

Free Tea and Coffee - is available before the meeting which commences promptly at 2.30pm

Please note that there is disabled access to the venue for anyone who has trouble with the steps.

Dates for your Diary
Wed Aug 1st Willian the Butler. William French talks about his life and work. William joined the Royal Navy at 15 where he was trained as a chef. Later he graduated to being a personal steward/valet to a senior officer. He spent many years in the Royal Navy and working for famous clients. He waives his fee and asks that we make a donation to a charity close to his heart which is Medical Detection Jobs.
Wed Sep 5th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Election of new Committee members and Officers
Wed Oct 3rd William Wells (Captain) title TBC
Wed Nov 7th TBC
Wed Dec 5th Christmas celebration with mince pies and mulled wine.
Garden Visits
Tue Aug 21st Tuesday, 21st August. Hidcote Manor Gardens, near Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire. Total cost £24 per person. National Trust members coach only £12 per person. £10 deposit non-refundable. Depart Broad Green 9 am and leave Hidcote at 4 pm
Second coach now booked. Plenty of places available and open to all members.
Tue Sep 18th Tuesday 18th September at 10.30 a.m. Visit to Froggery Cottage, 85 Breakleys Road, Desborough, NN14 2PT. The cost for the visit is £3 to include refreshments.
Tue Oct 16th Tuesday, 16th October. Westonbirt Arboretum, near Tetbury, Gloucestershire. Total cost £20 per person. £10 deposit non-refundable.. Depart Broad Green 8.30 am and Westonbirt 4 pm.
Second coach now booked. Plenty of places available and ope to all members.
Tue Nov 20th Tuesday 20th November at 10 a.m. Meeting in Dulley Room at Wellingborough Museum to discuss next year’s trips. Cost to be confirmed.
Local History 1
Tue Sep 11th Visit to Sacrewell Farm and Water Mill ( near Peterborough).
Cost £18.00 which includes a guided tour of the Mill.
Departs Jackson's Lane @ 10.00a.m.
Contact the group leader for further information.
Stepping Out in Beds & Bucks
Fri Jul 20th Friday 20th July – meet at 9.30am – Sherington and Tyringham. A pretty circular walk from The White Hart at Sherington – lunch at the pub.
Fri Aug 17th Friday 17th August – meet at 9.30am – Newton Blossomville and Clifton Reynes. Walk from The Old Mill at Newton and back on a small section of the Ouse Valley Way – lunch at The Old Mill.
Wine & Dine
Wed Jul 18th Very many thanks to Anthony Loukes for hosting a really enjoyable evening at The Niwan restaurant in June. Lovely food, good service and very enjoyable company. I think many of us will be returning to the Niwan in the future.
Our host for 18th July is Doreen Redgrave and she has arranged for lunch at The Green Man at Lavendon, MK464HR , 1230 for 1300. The Super Saver menu is on the pub's website. The Super Saver menu can also be accessed from the W & D website - right click on "The Green Man Lavendon" then "open link in new window"
Pre-orders are required for this lunch. If you wish to attend the lunch please let Doreen have your order by 8th July - a £5 deposit per person is required at the time of booking. Doreen can be contacted on either 01604 810314 or on doreen_redgrave@sky.com.