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Events for 2018-19

Click here to read a request for feedback on events for 2019


Monday 5th November at 10.30am - Friends Extra meeting, Severn Stoke village hall.

Click here to read the report from the inaugural meeting


Friday 16th November - Trip to Swindon – Tour of Heelis NT Headquarters, Visit to the Railway Museum and Shopping at the Designer Outlet

Leave RAF 9 a.m. Depart Swindon 3.30 p.m. - Cost £15 - With Railway Museum £21

Start the day by exploring the Railway Museum. The Museum tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway. See famous locomotives, ‘drive’ the train simulator and even work the signals in the interactive GWR signal box!

We have arranged a tour of Heelis at 12.30 p.m. to see what goes on at NT Headquarters.

After lunch– Heelis, the Museum and Outlet all have cafes - you can shop until you drop in the 100 designer stores. The choice of activity is entirely yours.

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Tuesday 4th December - A trip to Bath Christmas Market

Leave RAF 9.30 a.m. - Depart Bath 4 p.m. - Cost £16

The magical and award-winning Bath Christmas Market is bigger and better than ever!  Over 200 twinkling chalets spread out across the picturesque Georgian streets of Bath selling handmade and local Christmas gifts. There will be plenty of opportunities to soak up the sights, smells and festive ambience of Bath at Christmas. Beautiful architecture and the UK’s only natural thermal day spa.

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Wednesday 5th December - Friends Extra Meeting

The next meeting is at Severn Stoke village hall at 10.30am

Click here to download the latest Friends Extra meeting notes from 18th November


If you are interested in any of the events please complete the appropriate reply slip(s), and return them with your cheque(s) and a stamped address envelope to the named person by the dates given. We would appreciate one cheque per event please.

If you wish to bring a friend there will be an additional charge of £2 per event for non-members, if space permits after the closing date.

On the reply slips we are asking for the name of a family member or friend with whom we can get in touch with during an event or outing should we need to.

Polite request please – When on a coach trip from Croome we ask that you park at the top right hand side of the car park, behind the ambulance garage, thus freeing up spaces for visitors.


2019 Holiday

Holiday 2019. To Kent and Sussex 19th -23rd May

After our successful holiday to Devon this year we have decided to ‘go it alone’ once more. We have booked the Royal Victoria Hotel, in Hastings. We had hoped to stay more centrally in Kent but having found the Royal Victoria we are very pleased with its position which is right on the sea front, this is a treat in itself as we live so far from the sea.

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Dates for your diary

Dates for your diary 2019

January - Festive Lunch at the Oak Defford

6th February - Behind the scenes with Michael Forster-Smith

March – Talk by Katherine Alker Parks and Garden Manager

19th – 23rd May Holiday to Kent/Sussex staying in Hastings