trips arranged

Monthly Meeting
Group Co-Leaders
14th April
2 p.m. The Cube, Albert Rd North.
Peter Dennis
Tel:01886- 880838
Come along. This is your opportunity to be
e-mail: [email protected]
the first to hear what new trips have been
arranged and to put your names down for And
them before they fill up
Pat Hague
Tea 20p
Tel: 01905-828249
Remember to bring your diary, a pen and
your cheque book.
[email protected]
The Activity: Quick Travel Quiz
Identify sights and sounds from around the
world in a fun quiz
(Very) small prizes for the winners
Monthly Meeting
12th May
2 p.m. The Cube, Albert Rd North.
Peter Dennis
Tel:01886- 880838
Come along. This is your opportunity to be
e-mail: [email protected]
the first to hear what new trips have been
arranged and to put your names down for And
them before they fill up
Pat Hague
Tea 20p
Tel: 01905-828249
The Activity: TBA
[email protected]
Monthly meeting – the talk – TBA
9th June
Tuesday 14th
July 2015
Group Co-Leaders
Monthly meeting – the talk
Jackie Oakley and Brian Palmer’s sailing
trip around the world continued from
Panama to New Zealand.
Monthly meeting – the talk – TBA
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Tuesday 21st
Chelsea Physic Garden
Dee Davis
Tucked away beside the Thames, Chelsea
Physic Garden is a celebration of the
beauty and importance of plants. This
walled Garden was founded in 1673 by the
Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for its
apprentices to study the medicinal qualities
of plants. It became one of the most
important centres of botany and plant
exchange in the world.
[email protected]
Cost £27,30, includes coach, driver’s tip
and entry fee to the Physic Gardens
Trip full waiting list only
Cheques made out to
“Malvern U3A Travel Group”
Be sure to put your phone
number on the reverse
Ledbury Homebase 7:30 a.m.
Malvern Splash 8:00 a.m.
Depart London 4:00 p.m.
Broadway Tower
Dee Davis
5th May
A coach trip to Broadway tower and to [email protected]
Broadway, delightful Cotswold village full of
galleries (including the Gordon Russell
Furniture Design Museum). Lunch at own
behest in Broadway
Cheques made out to
Depart Splash 9a.m. Return 4:30pm
“Malvern U3A Travel Group”
Be sure to put your phone
Cost £13.00 (come to the next meeting and number on the reverse
hear more)
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Monday 18th
May 2015
Hergest Croft Gardens, Herefordshire
Janet Green
(nr Kington) – in association with the Tel: 01684-567974
Malvern U3A Gardening Group
Over 70 acres of gorgeous flower borders
and an old fashioned Kitchen Garden lying in
the heart of the Welsh Marches.
cheques made out to
“Malvern U3A Travel Group”
Be sure to put your phone
number on the reverse
Tea room and shop available for lunch and
picnics in the grounds welcomed.
Phone Janet for details of departure times and
£15 includes coach, driver’s tip and entry
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May 2015
Horticultural College and
Pershore Abbey
In conjunction with Ledbury U3A
Penny Burrow
(Ledbury U3A)
Coach departs:
Ledbury Homebase - 9:15 a.m.
Malvern Splash
- 9:45 a.m.
The trip starts with a guided tour of the
Horticultural College by Tamsin Jones,
Head of the College. Visit the Show
Gardens, Nursery and Orchards.
Bring your own picnic lunch and eat it in the
lovely gardens or indoors if inclement.
After lunch the tour heads to Pershore
Abbey and either study the abbey and
grounds under your own steam or go on a
guided tour at an additional cost of £6.00.
Cost of coach and horticultural tour £6.50
(excludes driver’s tip – suggest £1 pp)
Cost of optional Abbey tour £6,50
If both tours taken, total cost £12,50, plus
£1 suggested driver’s tip.
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Please tell Penny if you
require a Malvern pick-up.
Black Country Living Museum and Lis Dobb-Sandi
Dudley Canal and Limestone Mine Trip
Tel: 01531-579052
Cost £24 includes coach, driver’s tip, entry
fee to Museum and Mine and underground
narrowboat trip.
[email protected]
Fully subscribed- Waiting
Optional: additional £5 for lovely Cream list only.
Pickup: Homebase Ledbury 8:30 a.m.
Pickup: Splash Malvern 9:00 a.m.
Arrive Black Country Museum +- 10 a.m.
Spend time wandering down the old streets
of Dudley visiting period shops and
factories. Lunch on fish and chips or at their
café and at 2:00pm stroll down to their dock
on the Dudley Canal and step aboard a
narrowboat for a fascinating, guided boat
trip underground through the eerie
Limestone Mines which fed the iron
smelting of the Industrial Revolution. Arrive
at the Mine wharf and disembark for a cup
of tea, or a scrumptious cream tea for an
additional £5 and then catch the coach
back home. Depart 4:00 p.m.
Post cheques made out to
“Malvern U3A Travel Group”
23, Horse Lane Orchard,
Be sure to put your phone
number on the reverse
(Optional: suggest tip of £1 for narrowboat
captain/ guide)
Jun Upper Thames Tour with Brian Draper
Mary Smart
Tel: 01684- 572407
A tour of the historic market towns along
the upper Thames, visiting Kemble for
Cheques made out to
morning tea, Abingdon for lunch, and
Wallingford for afternoon tea. This tour is of “Malvern U3A Travel Group”
architectural and social significance.
Be sure to put your phone
number on the reverse
Times of departure TBA
Cost £15 – incl coach, driver’s tip and Brian
Draper as your tour guide
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20th Newstead Abbey, Nottingham – home Jenny Jackson
and gardens of the romantic poet Lord
Tel: 01684 491632
See and immerse yourself in the iconic
West Front of the church that dates from cheques made out to
the late 13th century and is now a
“Malvern U3A Travel Group”
scheduled ancient monument.
The medieval cloisters, the Chapter House Be sure to put your phone
(now the Chapel) and a collection of number on the reverse
medieval stone carvings and manuscripts
Discover the Byron collection of furniture,
clothing and manuscripts of Byron.
Marvel at the ornate Victorian décor and
furniture of subsequent owners of the
There is a cafeteria and gift shop for own
Guided tour 11:00 prompt
Restaurant on site for own lunch
Depart Homebase Ledbury 8:00 a.m.
Depart: Malvern Splash 8:30 a.m.
Depart Newstead Abbey 3:00p.m.
ETA Malvern 5:30 p.m.
Cost £15 incl coach, driver’s tip, entrance
fee and guided tour
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& London’s Concealed Culture
Barbara Steele
Tel: 01684-575563
5 & 6 July
Day 1 Coach to London. Visit the Guildhall
& underground Roman amphitheatre and
Balance of £109 due,
art museum and new Heritage Gallery
contact Barbara
Overnight on the luxury yacht, Sunborn.
Make cheques out to
Eat at own expense on board or at many
G.B.Tours, NOT to Malvern
nearby bistros.
Travel Group
Day 2 Full English b’fast included. Then to
Tower Bridge, St Johns Museum and Gate
(The Gate is not suitable for mobility
problem passengers, all other sites are
suitable) and then to Royal Chelsea
Hospital for guided tour by a Pensioner.
Not included are driver’s tip,(suggested £1
ea) and all drinks and meals except
Coach pick-up
Malvern Link
Trip by GB Tours. Cost £139 pp twin,
Single sup £35
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Tuesday 1st 3 nights and 4 days, Trip to York
Peter Thompson
to Friday 4th
[email protected]
Sept 2015
For those not on email, then
Appreciation Group of Pershore U3A
Depart Ledbury approx. 6:45 am
Depart Malvern approx. 7:15 am
Depart Pershore approx8:00 am
Kelham Island Museum – Tour and
Kelham Island Industrial Museum tells the
story of the industrial past of Sheffield. See
the Little Mesters who were the early
makers of cutlery, tools and silverware.
Watch craftsmen performing ancient skills
as they make cutlery and surgical
instruments. See the mighty River Don
Steam Engine which used to run the rolling
mills to turn out steel plate. The engine is
usually run twice per day. See the Bessemer
Converter, one of the giant steel producing
pieces of machinery from old steelmaking
times and view a knife with 365 retractable
Arrive York late afternoon
Accomodation - 3 star Monkbar
Right at the heart of York, the Monkbar
Hotel is just five minutes from the city
walls, York Minster and the Shambles. This
is a city for exploring, where centuries of
history combine with modern day elegance.
All en-suite bedrooms enjoy multi channel
free satellite TV, direct dial telephone, tea
& coffee making facilities, hair dryer, iron
and ironing board, complimentary toiletries,
24 hour room service & free WiFi.
Meals – Buffet Breakfast and 3
course Dinner with 3 choices per
• Snack Lunch - Soup & Sandwich
included on travelling days Tuesday and Friday
• 4 tours included
10:00 am Tour of York Minster –
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Contact either
Peter Dennis
Tel:01886- 880838
Pat Hague
Tel: 01905-828249
for further contact details of
Peter Thompson.
Easy Travel, Malvern, are
agents for this trip, so
booking and payment needs
to be done through them,
though ONLY once Peter
Thompson has been advised.
Easy Travel will organise
pick-up points.
The largest Gothic cathedral in Europe
• Booked tour – avoids long queues to
gain access
• Remainder of the day free to
explore the city
10:00 am Tour of Jorvik Viking
Centre –
The remains of 1,000 year old houses
are revealed beneath your feet, objects
taken from the excavations are explored
and Viking-age timbers are brought
before your eyes. New audio and video
displays help you to investigate all of
the information gathered from the 5year long dig at Coppergate and piece
together the puzzle of where the
Vikings came from, why they came here
and how they lived and died.
As you travel around the Viking-age
city of Jorvik aboard our state of the art
time capsules you will encounter the
old-Norse speaking citizens, see inside
their houses and back yards, experience
a blast of smoke from blacksmith’s
furnace and enjoy the smell of homecooked stew inside the home of our
amber worker.
Booked tour – avoids long queues to
gain access
Remainder of the day free to
explore the city
Depart York late morning
National Space Centre – Tour and
The iconic Rocket Tower at the National Space
Centre is home to Blue Streak and Thor Able
rockets, as well as the Gagarin Experience,
Apollo Lunar Lander and real Moon Rock.
The semi-transparent tower, which is clad in
high-tech ETFE “pillows”, was designed
specially to house the Centre’s largest artefacts,
including the Blue Streak and Thor Able
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Ledbury in the evening
ABTA bonded agent + Travel
Insurance Included
£366 per person
(plus £65 supplement for single
Covers coach, but not driver’s tip –
suggest £2 pp.
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Fri 11th Sept
Ludlow Food Festival – Top Chefs Day
Vanessa Wilkinson
Tel: 01684-562757
are Email:
internationally famous, with over 160 stalls [email protected]
within the walls of historic Ludlow Castle, om
and foodie events and demonstrations
taking place throughout the town and
market place.
Friday is “Top Chefs” day.
The following chefs will be holding
demonstrations and Q&A sessions:
*Jon Gay - Head Chef at Jimmy's Farm
* Emily Watkins - Winner of Great British Menu
* Daniel Doherty - Executive Chef of Duck &
*Franck Pontais – Celebrity caterer and
Depart Homebase Ledbury 8:30 a.m.
Depart Malvern Splash 9:00 a.m.
Depart Ludlow 4:00 p.m.
Cost £18, covers coach, driver’s tip and
festival entry fee.
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29th Salisbury Cathedral and Abbey
Jenny Jackson
And Magna Carta Exhibition Celebration Tel: 01684 491632
of its 800 year anniversary
cheques made out to
Only four original 1215 copies of Magna Carta
remain and a visit to view perhaps the best
preserved of these in Salisbury Cathedral's
Chapter House is for many visitors the
highlight of their visit: now presented in a
wonderful new interactive exhibition. The
Cathedral itself is a magnificent structure,
with the tallest spire in Britain, and a
considerable amount of rare Medieval stained
glass still surviving.
Arrive 10:30 a.m. Guided tour starts at
11:00 a.m. finishes approx. 12:00 noon.
Bring your own picnic and find somewhere
to eat it, OR visit one of the many
restuarants between 200 and 400 yards
from the Cathedral. Find these on
Spend the afternoon exploring Salisbury
and/or the Cathedral until 3:00 p.m.
Cost £15.50 incl coach, driver’s tip and
Cathedral tour guide
Dep 8:00 Homebase Ledbury
Dep 8:30 Splash Malvern
ETA Malvern 5:30 p.m.
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“Malvern U3A Travel Group”
Be sure to put your phone
number on the reverse