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2011

posted 19 Jan 2012, 07:36 by Glenise Martin   [ updated 9 Mar 2012, 02:47 by Yvonne Eichler ]
Feb 9th - Masson Mills. We start at Masson Mills where there are several floors of bargains and a cafe where you can get a good cup of coffee and a decent meal. We then proceed to Peak Village for free bingo plus a cream tea with sandwiches and scones. Price £14.00

Feb 14 - Conducted tour of Derbyshire. This year we will be touring the beautiful west side of Derbyshire with such delightful views as Dove Dale, Millers Dale etc. Not to be missed!! Price £11.00

March 7th - Denby Potterv and Tea Dance at Peak. Denby Potteries Visitors Centre is very interesting with factory shops, a restaurant and an outdoor emporium. We then travel onwards to Peak Village where there will be a tea dance and also a cream tea. Price £14.00 inc. 

March 18th - Stamford and Farmers Market. Stamford was such a roaring success last year, everyone wanted to stay longer, with the magnificent buildings and superb markets. It is the finest stone town in England and was also the first conservation town. Price £11.00 

March 31st- River Cruise. Enjoy a relaxing two hour Princess River Cruise experience on the Trent. This is a conducted cruise which should be very interesting. There will be a three course “Navigator Dinner" with waiter service and a choice of menu. If you make your own way to the joining point the price is 14.45, extra cost if we need to hire a coach and depending on numbers going. 

April 8thMeadow Hall & Doncaster. An exciting day out at the big glass domed Meadow Hall with a huge variety of shops and cafes under one roof. We then venture on to Doncaster, a historic market town, with a rich horse racing and railway heritage. Founded in AD 71 by the Romans due to its strategic position on the River Don. Indoor and outdoor markets. Price £12.00

April 23rd - Easter Dance and Buffet. Once again the Easter Bunny will be out and about and hopefully lots of you will be coming along with your Easter Bonnets for the annual parade. Great dance music, lots of fun and a sumptuous buffet. Gentlemen, we need you too!!The more the merrier whether you can dance or not. Price £10.00 

April 30th - Spalding Tulip Festival. The 2011 Spalding Flower Parade will take place on Saturday 30th April. The Parade will start from Springfields Arena around 2pm and make its way through the streets of Spalding to the town centre. An experience not to be missed. It will consist of traditional decorated flower floats, marching bands, musical trailers, plus many other entries followed by the Carnival Finale. Price 12.00

May 16th - Liverpool and Albert Docks. Have a fantastic day on the European city of Culture. The famous Albert Dock is packed with bars, restaurants and museums, including the Tate Liverpool, The Beatles Story and the Maritime Museum or have e ferry across the Mersey. For a novel view of the city, Yellow Duckmarine tours aboard an authentic WWII landing vehicle that begins on dry land at Albert Dock before entering the water. Price £15.50

June 2nd - McCarthy Glen & Chatsworth. We will call at Peak Village before continuing to Chatsworth Garden Centre where we could partake of a delicious lunch before venturing on to the fantastic bargains at McCarthy Glen Designer Outlet which has a wide diversity of retail outlets. Price £11.00 

June 15th - Boston Market Day. This lovely historic town with its historic Guildhall built around 1390 where the Pilgrim fathers were held in the cells, or the Maud Foster  built for the Reckitt family in 1819 which is just off Bargate Close to the town centre, plus the wonderful Boston Stump makes this really worth a visit. There is a very busy and thriving market plus a general auction in The Green car park (Wide Bargate) with everything from a box of fruit to an old shop manneciuin for sale! Price £13.50 

July 2nd - Wisbech Rose Fair. One of the finest flower festivals in England. During Rose Fair the whole town takes on a festive atmosphere. The magnificent of St. Peter & St. Paul celebrates it's 900th anniversary in 2011 with traditional flowers and exotic blooms for a breathtaking display. At 2.0pm the parade begins with floats, marching bands etc. Saturday is the Fun Day and also an international Market with street entertainers etc. Price £13.50 

July 12th - well Dressings. This year we will be visiting Belper which has an incredible 21 wells in three different areas and then through the magnificent Peak Park to Grindon which is in the Manifold Valley and has a further three Wells. Onwards then to the lovely town of Buxton to view its three wells. Price for this great trio £12.50 

July 27th - Cambridge. Explore quaint passages set around the historic market place and colleges, where a unique and relaxing shopping experience can be found. Be inspired by the many beautiful museums and art galleries. Admire the beautiful architecture and majestic college buildings. Price £13.50 

August 9th - Woburn Abbev & Safari Park. Visit Woburn Abbey and discover its wonderful treasures, beautiful artworks and fascinating history for yourself and then watch the antics of the majestic animals and the playful monkeys from the security of our coach. Price £26.50 inc.

Sept 16th - Harrogate Centre or Flower Show. Either explore the delightful 17th century Spa town with its many tourist attractions or visit the legendary Autumn Flower Show. Whatever you choose to do in this lovely part of the country it will be well worth a visit. Harrogate Centre Price 15.00, Flower Show Price 29.00 inc.

October 10-14th - Continental visit to E.U Parliament. Staying at Ostend, with visits to Bruge, Brussels and Knock. Prices for this not yet available but interest is required for arrangements. Maybe a subsidy available. 

October 
25th - 
Chester. Chester is an historic city whose origins can be traced back to the founding of the Roman fortress of Dewa in 70AD.It has a number of medieval buildings, but some of the black-and-white buildings are actually Victorian restorations. Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in the British Isles. Today Chester is a major tourist attraction and shopping location. Price £14 

November 9th - Ludlow. Streets, courtyards and passageways lined with original and interesting independent trade shops of all descriptions, a wonderful place to spend some time, with many bars, cafes, and restaurants for refreshment.Wednesday is the market day in this ancient picturesque town. An architectural gem, with its castle plus medieval and Georgian buildings, Ludlow is one of the most attractive towns in Britain. Price £15.00 for a great day out. 

November 27th - Castle Howard. The Christmas Artsmix Market at Castle Howard. Here you'll find a unique selection of hand made art, design and contemporary crafts. Home to the Howard family for over 300 years,it is a magnificent 18th-­century residence set within 1,000 acres of breathtaking countryside. Price £24 inc. 

December 5-9th: Tinsel & Turkey at Tenby. After the roaring success last year, we are very fortunate to have secured a booking again. Apart from the excellent entertainment arranged by the Clarence Hotel, plus two hours of free drinks every evening, we will be having a full day and a half day tour during our Stay. Prices for two sharing a room £220.00 p.p. Sorry single supplements £56.00. £20 deposit required.

December 12th - Christmas Party at the Britannia Hotel, 12.00pm - 4.00pm. 
12.00: Welcoming drink
12.30: delicious 3 course meal with all the trimmings, mince pies and coffee. 
There was a free game of Bingo, entertainment and a dance plus of course the raffle for funds for the charity.
The meal received many complaints, so new venues are being sought for Christmas 2012.

December 17th - Blists Hill Victorian Town. A trip to Blists Hill near Telford will be a brilliant day out as it really feels like you have stepped back in time. It will be festooned with Christmas decorations, the shops full of unusual and interesting gifts and the townsfolk busy preparing seasonal goodies and making traditional Victorian presents. You can see all the animals, enjoy a horse and cart ride or sing-a-long with the carol singers; listen to a brass band and of course there’s the chance to visit Father Christmas. Who knows, you might even get caught in a flurry of snow! Price £20.00
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