Excursions

Covid etc. allowing, we are running these excursions. For further details of these excursions and to put your name on the lists, please contact Mary Tricker at maryetricker@live.co.uk.

Payment by cheque is preferred at the moment please (in case of cancellation). Please send your cheque to our honorary treasurer Malcolm Cooper, 42 Queens Road, Alton GU34 1HX.

If there is a last minute emergency on the day you can contact Mary on 07818794902 but please note that this phone is only switched on at that time.

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Wednesday July 7th: Leonardslee Gardens

The gardens reopened in 2019 after years of neglect. Extensive restoration is ongoing to protect and conserve this heritage site for future generations. For further information on the gardens go to their website (https://www.leonardsleegardens.co.uk/).
The price for this excursion is £23 to include coach and entry to the gardens.
Coach leaves Four Marks Co op at 0900, Alton opp Sainsburys 0915, and Bentley cross roads 0930.
Departure approx 1630

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Saturday 21st August: Imber Bus Day/Visit to Salisbury

The coach takes us to Warminster bus station where we can purchase an all day ticket for £10 (as far as I can ascertain) which will take us via vintage buses (some of which are Routemasters) to Imber to see this abandoned village, taken over by the military in WW2 for training purposes. The bus will then continue across Salisbury Plain through many little villages on the return journey to Warminster. We can visit St Giles church in Imber for light refreshments on our way.
Those who prefer can be dropped off in Salisbury where there is the cathedral, Arundells (previous home of Edward Heath and now a museum) and Mompesson House, a National Trust property in the heart of the city, to explore.
We will all meet back in Salisbury for free time until our departure at approx 1630.
The cost of the coach only will be £14
Depart Bentley Memorial Hall 0830, Alton Sainsburys 0845, Four Marks near petrol station 0900.

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Wednesday 1st September: Cotswold Farm Park; the visit to Adam Henson’s farm in the Cotswolds postponed from last year. See more at https://cotswoldfarmpark.co.uk/

Depart Bentley Memorial hall 0900, Alton outside Sainsburys 0915, Four Marks bus stop by petrol filling station 0930.
Cost per person £31.50, non-members need to pay a £10 annual fee (now known as POM – paid outing member, a new level of membership).
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October – date to be confirmed:- Westonbirt Arboretum to see the beautiful autumn colours.

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Tuesday November 2nd: Concorde museum at Filton/Cribbs Causeway shopping centre.

For the museum, see https://aerospacebristol.org/

For the Shopping Centre, see: https://www.mallcribbs.com/

Depart Bentley Memorial Hall 0830, Alton outside Sainsburys 0845, Four Marks petrol station bus stop 0900.
Ticket to the museum plus coach fare – £30
Coach fare to Cribbs Causeway only £14.

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Thursday December 9th: We are arranging a day in London which will include a visit to the the John Rutter Christmas Afternoon  Concert at the Albert Hall. You can find a little more about the concert at https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2021/john-rutters-christmas-celebration/

Depart Four Marks Co op 1000, Alton opposite Sainsburys 1015, Bentley Memorial Hall 1030.
Concert plus coach fare £55
Coach only £15
Booking for the concert needs to be confirmed by mid August, so if you are interested, please advise soonest.

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Other possible trips include:

Buckingham Palace state rooms,

Fishbourne Roman Palace.

Confirmation of these and more details will be posted as and when they are available.

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