Wendover Buckinghamshire

Travel Team

Please scroll down on this page to see all the Visit Dates.

All our day visits/holidays are open to all of Wendover U3A and priority will be given to them before any visit/holiday is open to any member of a different U3A or non member.

The Travel Team seeks competitive prices for our travel and arranges for group reductions at venues. We do not receive any personal discount on these visits; all discounts are shared between the group for the day/ holiday.

We plan a varied programme of visits and holidays during the year. Suggestions for future venues are always welcome.

In the event of a member being unable to participate in a visit, it is the member's responsibility to contact the Travel Team organiser for the particular visit. Refunds will only be given if the ticket can be resold. The organiser's telephone number is on the receipt.

All enquiries can be made by contacting the person whose initials appear underneath the visit. There are two ways that this can be done.
Either click on the organiser’s initials hyperlink under the visit details.
Or use the contact envelope at the top right hand corner of this page and then select the person's initials on the page that then appears.

Please remember to give your full name, address and membership number (if applicable) in all emails.

It is always worth adding your name to a waiting list as there are frequently cancellations nearer the date.
Please remember to check that you have noted a date for a visit even if you are on a waiting list, and let the organiser know if you wish to come off the waiting list at any time

To find more information about a visit use the appropriate Link.


If you wish to bring a non Wendover U3A member, initially, they will need to be put on a waiting list.

For further information Contact:
,,Travel Team V.L.,,Travel Team B.H.,,Travel Team C.B.,,Travel Team M.R,,Travel Team L.S.,,Travel Team M.E.,,

Your Mobile Phone Number will be required at the time of Booking a Visit /Study Holiday.

Day Visits and Holidays in Date Order

Dates for your Diary
Thu Jan 30th Visit to Dennis Severs house and The Charterhouse cost £40.00.
Option (see below) cost £28.00 only three spaces left
Bedgrove 8.20 Ashbrook 8.30 and George 8.35

Dennis Severs House near Spitalfields is more than just a time capsule. It is a portrait of the lives of a family of Huguenot silk-weavers from 1724 to the beginning of the 20th Century. There will be a short introduction and then free flow through the building.

There are 70 stairs to be climbed in this visit but there are seats in all the rooms if anyone needs a rest.

In order to preserve the quality of our carpets and floors, please refrain from wearing stiletto heels and shoes with deeply ridged soles. Many thanks in advance!

Lunch may be found at any of the numerous venues around Spitalfields.

OPTION If you are unable to manage the stairs in the House there is an option to look around Spitalfields and then join the tour of Charterhouse

Rejoin the coach for the short journey to Charterhouse for a guided tour of this building which has had a varied past since 1348: a monastery, private mansion, boys school and an almshouse, which it remains to this day.

Depart London 3.45 approximately.

3 spaces.

Contact Travel Team B.H. to book.
Thu Mar 12th Crossness Pumping Station and Rainham Hall (NT) £42 or £51 non NT members (coffee and buffet lunch included at Crossness)
Pick up times:
Bedgrove Sainsbury's 7.45 Ashbrook 7.55 The George 8.00

The Crossness Pumping Station is a former sewage pumping station designed by Sir Joseph Bazalgette and architect Charles Henry Driver at the eastern end of the Southern Outfall Sewer and the Ridgeway path.
Constructed between 1859 and 1865, as part of Bazalgette's redevelopment of the London sewerage system, it features spectacular ornamental cast ironwork,

It is suggested that you wear appropriate clothing for exploring a pumping station including flat shoes.
Tours last approximately three hours and include a talk in the lecture theatre on the history of the site followed by a guided tour.

It is possible to get to all parts of the site and to access all the buildings without using steps. Inside the main buildings all visitor facilities (exhibition, cafe toilets and shop are on one level). Access to the first floor and basement in the Beam Engine House is by stairs but there are screens to show what these areas are like if you are not able to access.

After a buffet lunch (included in cost) we will visit Rainham Hall (NT)

Built in 1729 by Captain John Arle the Hall stands proudly at the centre of Rainham village.

The Hall is a rare survivor and remarkably fine example of Queen Anne style architecture. It was designed as a home, to be lived in and used. Nearly 50 different families and inhabitants have resided at Rainham Hall, including merchants, artists, vicars and architectural historians.

There is a cobbled courtyard and the house is accessible by 2 flights of stairs only to the ground and 1st floors and a small winding staircase from the 1st to 2nd floors. There is seating available on every floor.

Please contact Travel Team B.H. to book
Tue May 19th Gloucestershire And Warwickshire Steam Railway and Hidcote Manor Gardens Cost £27.00 non National Trust £40.00
Train from Cheltenham racecourse to Broadway. Lunch at Hidcote.

Booking from February Main Meeting afterwards contact Travel Team M.E.
Sun Jun 21st
→Fri Jun 26th
A Holiday to Cumbria

Wendover U3A Cumbria Holiday 21st June 2020 5 nights 6 days

Cost £495 per person £125 single supplement
Staying at the Derwentwater Hotel, Portinscale, near Keswick.

A £50.00 deposit per person is required.

For more details please see linked page.

The Costs for Visits are not included £68.00 approximately (based on 2019) prices non National Trust and English Heritage members.

please contact Travel Team B.H. to book
Mon Jul 13th Queen Elizabeth Park (Olympic Park) and Boat Trip Cost £36.00
A Blue Badge guided walking tour through the North Park-wetlands, and viewing the various stadia. the duration is two hours.
Lunch at the various cafes or a picnic followed by a forty five minute boat trip through the park.

Booking from April Main Meeting afterwards contact Travel Team L.S.
Tue Sep 15th

Whitchurch Silk Mill and the Vyne £26.50 or £37.50 (non NT member)

Whitchurch Silk Mill is a Grade !!* listed building and the oldest silk mill in the UK still working in its original building. Guided tour of Victorian winding and warping machinery, water wheel, looms and gardens.

Please be aware this is a working mill and there will be stairs to climb

Lunch on a free flow basis at The Vyne - the site was visited by Tudor monarchs and has a chapel whose stained glass windows are of national importance.

Booking from May Main meeting afterwards contact Travel Team V.L.

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