We offer a full programme of outings linked to the courses and study days.
Below are details of visits organised for 2019
Please remember that priority will be given for members attending the class.
As much information as possible about walking conditions on each outing will be advertised. Members must ensure that they can cope with the walking without delaying the group. Please wear sensible clothing
and footwear and bring any walking aids that are necessary.
The committee reserves the right to refuse any application if it is felt that the member may incur an unacceptable risk.
Wednesday 26th June 2019.
Cambridge Botanical Gardens
Cost £29 (Including refreshments)
The garden covers an area of 16 hectares (40 acres) The site is almost entirely on level ground and in addition to its scientific value, the garden is highly rated by gardening enthusiasts. It holds a plant collection of over 8000 plant species from all over the world to facilitate teaching and research. The garden was created for the University of Cambridge in 1831 by Professor John Stevens Henslow (Charles Darwin’s mentor) and was opened to the public in 1846. This trip will include a guided tour.
Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Mossman Museum and Three Counties Radio Studios
Cost £ 20
NB This will be a late start and a late finish
We will have a guided tour of the Mossman Museum, Luton, tailored around the film industry and George Mossman. On leaving school, his love of horses led him to work in Panter's butcher shop in Park Street, St Albans. This enabled him to work with horse-drawn vans, which delivered meat to customers. It also left him with a lifelong interest in horse-drawn transport, which he pursued in parallel with his farming and other business activities. His collection of vehicles was donated to the museum in 1991. Many were used in television productions and films including Ben Hur and Carry on Dick. The Mossman carriage collection is the largest collection of its kind on display in the UK.
There will be time to buy tea in the Garden Café, Stockwood Park, Luton.
We will then have a tour of the 3CR studios in Dunstable where some lucky people may get the chance to sit in the DJ’s chair.
Monday 2nd December 2019
Christmas Spectacular, Thursford, Norfolk
An extravaganza of non-stop singing, dancing, music, humour and variety. It’s a fast moving celebration of the festive season, featuring an eclectic mix of both seasonal and year round favourites. With a cast of 120, this is the biggest Christmas show of its kind in Europe!
Full ticket price now being taken.