Post date: Sep 19, 2010 12:22:28 PM

February 24th - Chester. Fantastic Fun Day at Chester starting with a Cheese Rolling event between five counties at 11.30 - 12.30 then a traditional Pancake Race at 1.30 - 2.30. The rest of the time you may wander around the beautiful City with its two tiered covered shopping area or walk the ancient walls. Price: £12.00

March 23rd - Wicksteed. Enjoy a wonderful day at Wicksteed starting with an excellent lunch and then the first half of a daytime show “The way we were” which is a review with all 50’s 60’s music. There is then a break for afternoon cream tea with traditional fruit scones, Cornish clotted cream etc. The second half of the show then continues until 4.30 and we are on our way home again by around 4.45pm. Inclusive price: £28.50

April 11th - Easter Bonnet buffet and dance at the Mechanics. Following last years successful event, it is advisable to book your tickets early as we can only house 70 members, and this year boys, we would like to see more than two male entries in the Easter Bonnets. Price: £7.00

April 18th - Neasden Temple in London. The Magnificent Neasden Temple in London with its breathtaking marble architecture, is the second largest and most extravagant temple after the Taj Mahal. We will be having a conducted tour of this wonderful building and the treasures it holds, but this will mean the coach will have an early start of 8.0am but it should be well worth the early rise. Price: £16

April 23/24/25th - Festival of St George. The Elders’ Forum are the official organisers of this event and all the festivities will be on the Market Square. This year we are striving to make each day different

  • Thursday which is St Georges day will see the Elders’ Forum once again distributing 1,000 red roses to ladies of a certain age on production of their Elders Forum membership card or bus pass. Hopefully there will be flags again for the children and the army; the navy and the air force will be there, alongside several craft stalls. There will be bands and also schools performing on the stage with a fantastic drumming band, dancers singers etc. and a competition for the best artistic version of St George and the Dragon. The art exhibition will be displayed in the Council House Foyer over the three day period.
  • Friday This day will have a definite “Victorian” theme with many old time items. Events will also be taking place on the stage with music, choirs, dancing etc. Stall Holders will probably be of a museum type and will be expected to dress accordingly to help created the atmosphere.
  • Saturday Grand Parade starting at 10.30 outside the castle grounds. It will be an even bigger parade than last year with Mounted Police in their regalia and the Grenadier Guards, various forces personnel, stilt walkers, bands, several organisations and individuals plus 400 scouts to name but a few.

On the Market Square there will be Clowns, Music, dancing, games, stalls, barrel organ, hog roast, lots of stalls and free events for people to join in.

If you wish to volunteer to supervise children's games for two hours, or your organisation would like to take part in the parade or other involvement, please telephone the secretary.

May 2nd - Spalding Tulip Festival. Spalding Tulip Festival time is here again and it is to take a different route and format this year, starting in the town centre, so there will be lots to see apart from the magnificent parade of over 150 floats. Don’t forget your cameras. Price: £10.00

May 15th - Woburn Abbey.

May 25th - Skegness.