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This group makes monthly visits covering a variety of interests, which may be cultural, scientific, industrial or historical.  The visits are both informative and social, often ending with a pub lunch (some indication of typical visits are given in link for visit reports).
 
Our planned visits are:
  
 2017
 
 
Wed April 26th, KEW GARDENS and the NATIONAL ARCHIVES at KEW. The coach will drop us off first at Kew Gardens and then take those who wish to visit the National Archives to them. The entry for Kew covers the National Archives, but those visiting the Archives will need a reader’s ticket, which costs nothing, but two lots of ID will be needed. Details will be available nearer the time. Kew itself is wonderful and should be at it’s best in the Spring. There are glass houses, some quite ancient and beautiful as well as acres of garden. There is a café and restaurant. There will be one pick up at the White Hart Stockbridge at 7,45am, (coach company has suggested this time to avoid the worst of the M3 traffic going into Basingstoke, Cost to include entrances and coach £30.We will leave Kew at 4pm to avoid the rush hour traffic.
 
Thur May 18th. KENNET AND AVON CANAL trip from Devises, We promise that the weather will be at least as good as when we explored this canal from Hungerford!! 3hours and a fish and chip lunch on board, Maximum 40 places,Own transport to Devises.
 
June 22nd CIDER AND STREET SHOPPING. A visit to Thatchers Cider farm and a short visit to the Street Outlet Shopping centre on the way home. £30 
Thatchers is an independently owned company established at  Myrtle Farm Sandford Somerset in 1904,We will be split into  conveniently sized groups for a fully guided tour. lWe can have lunch at Thatchers and prebook our menu choice on arrival to save queuing, John Temple will have the menu on the coach, Lunch is not included, We will then drive for a short visit to the  Street shopping village, This trip has pickups in both Chilbolton at 8.45 and Stockbridge at  9 am
 
Thurs July 6th. Coach visit to the R.H.S. HAMPTON COURT FLOWER SHOW. 
 Cost £40 to include Coach and all-day ticket. Questors are subsidising this trip to include all day visit tickets. Because of this subsidy there will be no further reductions for RHS members,
We have just 30 tickets so if you want to join us you will need to book quickly to avoid disappointment, If you wish to visit  Hampton Court Palace then I am afraid entry to this is extra, If you do not want the Flower Show but want to visit the palace, coach only is £16,
 
 August no visit.
 
September A performance at the WATERMILL MUSEUM AT NEWBURY. We will know in June  what we will see when the programmes are issued.
 
October A coach visit to  HAMPSHIRE VINYARD
 
November Coach trip  to the beautiful National Trust property WADDESDON MANOR, decorated  in its Christmas finery with a festive market,
 
Thurs December 14th at 8pm U3A CHRISTMAS MEAL at the Abbots Mitre, Chilbolton

 

Hope that there is something for everyone

 
 
For further information :
 
Email:   Mary  Tuff (click here)      Telephone: 01264 811017