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 Jun 6th ‘Kidnap for Ransom: A Dirty Business’. A nail-biting talk by Tony Rogers, who has worked as an international hostage negotiator for 20 years.

Gyles Brandreth (see Jayne’s description in newsletter.)

This will be for members only - no guests! A taste of his new show "Break a Leg"

More details in the latest In-Touch Magazine.
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.
Tue Jul 3rd To Baddesley Clinton, a National Trust property in Warwickshire.
NT Members £12 Non Members £22. Coach departing 0900 Broad Green. Either contact Chris on 01604 407235 or at the Outings Desk at the General Meetings.
Garden Visits
Wed Jun 20th Wednesday 20th June. Easton Walled Gardens, Grantham during morning and Grimsthorpe Castle Gardens, Bourne in afternoon, both in Lincolnshire. Total cost £24 per person. £10 deposit non-refundable. Depart Broad Green 9 am, depart Easton Walled Garden at 1 pm for Grimsthorpe for lunch, and leave Grimsthorpe at 4.30 pm.
Second coach now booked. Plenty of places available and open to all members.
Tue Jul 17th Tuesday 17th July at 10.30 a.m. Visit to Bosworth House, Oxendon Road, Arthingworth, Nr Market Harborough, Leics, postcode LE16 8LA. From phone box in Oxendon Road, take the little lane with no name, second to the right. The cost for the visit if £7 per person to include refreshments.
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.
Wine & Dine
Wed Jun 20th Many thanks to Eileen and Roger Gibson for hosting lunch at The Fox, Carlton.Lovely food and great company - what more do we need?
Our host for June 20th is Anthony Loukes and he has arranged for a meal at The Niwan turkish restaurant at 31-33 Midland Road, Wellingborough NN8 1HF. The menu is attached on the website and as you will see the menu contains an excellent selection of meat, fish and vegetarian Turkish food. We do not need to select the food in advance but if you wish to attend this meal please let Anthony know by Friday June 15th. Anthony can be contacted via anthonyloukes@gmail.com or on 01933 270 431. Please note this is an evening meal, 6.45 for 7.00 pm