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Events for 2017


Booking is essential for all events please click here to download the reply slips for Spring 2017. Click here to read the full spring programme.

Thursday 16 March - Visit to Trentham Gardens followed by tour of JCB plant - Meet RAF 9 a.m. Cost £30 - Trentham only £15.50

On our way to JCB Rocester, we will stop at Trentham Estate for lunch and a browse in the shops. On to JCB for 1 p.m. tour. The tour will take in everything, starting at sheet steel to the finished product. Tour lasts 2.5 hours; you MUST wear closed toed shoes. JCB advise it is unsuitable for those with walking difficulties, due to the distance to be covered.

Trentham Estate only If you would prefer to remain at Trentham and visit the gardens (extra cost) and enjoy the daffodils and early spring flowers we will pick you up on returning from JCB approx. 4p.m.

Return slip here


Thursday 6 April - Annual General Meeting - 7:15pm at the RAF Canteen

Thursday 20 April - Quiz with Judith and Paul Stanley - 7:15pm

Test your range of General Knowledge with the return of our popular Quiz devised and hosted by Paul and Judith Stanley.

Come as an individual or as a team (four people maximum)

Cost £6.00 per person includes Ploughman's Supper £24.00 per team. Bottles of wine available to purchase.

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Wednesday 3 May - Visit to Birmingham Jewellery Museum 9am to 4pm

The Museum of the Jewellery Quarter is built around a perfectly preserved jewellery workshop offering a unique glimpse of working life in Birmingham. Enjoy a guided tour
with free time to explore the nearby shops, galleries and restaurants.

£22 per person

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Sunday 21-25 May - Holiday to Cheshire and the North West

Cost £425 No single supplement (could incur £20 pp surcharge if less than 40 in group)

Four nights at the 4* Premier Queen Hotel Chester CH1 3AH (Half-Board)

Return travel on 53-seat coach with toilet on board

Possible planned visits to Biddulph Grange on the way to Chester, day 2-4 Bodnant Gardens, free day in Llandudno, Dunham Massey, Quarry Bank, Speke Hall,
possibly a short tour of Chester.

Returning via Museum of Childhood. All trips to be confirmed

Full details and booking form here


Wednesday 21 June - Croome Restoration Walk with Katherine Alker - Refreshments 5:45pm to 6:15pm - Walk 6:15pm to 8:15pm

Please note the date has been changed to 21 June

Katherine will lead one of her very popular tours around the Park, pointing out all that has been achieved in the last couple of years and tell us what is planned for the future. Always a very popular event. £5 per person.

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Saturday 1 July - Cheese and Wine reception in the Croome Walled Garden hosted by Chris and Karen Cronin - 6:45pm for 7pm

Chris and Karen will give us ‘a guide tour’ of their fantastic walled garden. We will see what has been going on in the last two years and what is planned for the future. A lot of exciting things have been happening, so lots to see. Afterwards we will enjoy cheese and wine kindly prepared by our hosts. £12.50 per person.

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Monday 7 August - Visit to Shugborough Estate 9am to 4pm

Saturday 12 August - Croome Estate Walk with Michael Forster-Smith - 10am to 3:30pm

Monday 4 September - Visit to Tredegar House - 8:30am to 4pm

Wednesday 11 October - Visit to RAF Cosford Museum - 9am to 4pm

Tuesday 14 November - A talk about Robert Adam by Michael Forster-Smith - 6:45pm refreshments - talk begins at 7:15pm

Tuesday 12 December - Visit to Ludlow Market and Food Centre - 9am to 3pm