Excursions

Covid etc. allowing, we are running the excursions listed here.

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

The cost of each excursion is shown. Non-members also need to pay a £10 annual fee as a “paid outing member” (or POM).

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

This excursion is fully booked. Please contact Mary to join the waiting list.

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.

See more at https://imberbus.org/

http://www.imberchurch.org.uk/ gives information about the church.

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 approximately 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/

This excursion is fully booked. Please contact Mary to join the waiting list.

Depart Bentley Memorial hall 0900, Alton outside Sainsburys 0915, Four Marks bus stop by petrol filling station 0930.
Cost per person £31.50
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Monday October 11th: Westonbirt Arboretum to see the beautiful autumn colours.
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There are still (as of August 15th) a few places available for this excursion. Please contact Mary if you are interested.

Depart Bentley 0845, outside Sainsburys 0900, Four Marks bus stop by petrol station 0915.
Ticket price is £32

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Wednesday November 3rd: Concorde museum at Filton/Cribbs Causeway shopping centre.

Owing to lack of interest this trip has been cancelled.

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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/

This excursion is fully booked. Please contact Mary to join the waiting list.

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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