National Memorial Arboretum

Our first arranged outing for 2022 is to the National Memorial Arboretum. As an Association it is almost ten years since we visited this wonderful Arboretum so of course the trees will have grown enormously and there are now more than 385 memorials, both military and civilian.  There is also a…

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RHS Bridgewater

RHS Bridgewater Worsley, Salford, Greater Manchester

Our second outing of 2022 is to RHS Garden Bridgewater, Worsley, Salford.  The RHS Garden is set within the historic grounds of Worsley New Hall, this spectacular 154-acre garden blends the heritage of an old garden landscape with contemporary designs and world-class horticulture. Everything is beginning to flourish, ready to…

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World of Wedgwood

Join us on a visit to the World of Wedgwood factory and museum. World of Wedgwood Included in the cost of the trip is a guided tour of the factory. Here you will see the manufacture of different styles of pots from their design stage to ornamentation and gilding. Our…

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Manchester Monastery

The Church and Friary of St Francis, known locally as Manchester Monastery, is a Grade 2 listed former priory in Gorton, Manchester. It was designed by the noted Victorian architect Edward Welby Pugin and built 1866 -1872. Manchester Monastery is a noted example of Gothic Revival architecture. Manchester Monastery is…

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The Codebreakers and London’s Great Gardens

The Bull Hotel, Gerrards Cross

Organised by Airedale Tours Ltd. The Bull Hotel, Gerrards Cross is set in landscaped gardens in a conservation area of Buckinghamshire, a perfect destination for our 5 day break. The programme of events will include: Bletchley Park Windsor Castle RHS Wisley National Trust Waddeson Manor Windsor Great Park The Savill…

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Speaker Meeting – Matthew Lepp

 TigerMuffin Soaps - Matthew Lepp Matthew from TigerMuffin soaps of Formby will give us an interesting and entertaining talk plus a demonstration of soap making. On their website you can find out more about the family business. If you are not a member, but would like to attend any of…

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Plas Newydd Country House

Plas Newydd Plas Newydd, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey

Plas Newydd Country House is the ancestral home of the Marqess of Anglesey and sits on the shores of the Menai Strait. This elegant house has glorious views across the mountains of Snowdonia and is famous for it's Rex Whistler mural and exhibition of his works. Since our last visit…

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Speaker Meeting – John Stoddern

This is our second Autumn Speaker meeting, where John Stoddern will give an interesting talk on the Anglican Cathedral of Liverpool. John is a Guide for the Anglican Cathedral which is one of two Cathedrals in the city.They are located either end of the aptly named Hope Street and are vastly…

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Speaker Meeting – Andy Rowett

Andy Rowett of Lancashire Wildlife Trust will speak to us about Brockholes, the unreserved reserve. This is the story of the creation and success of this iconic nature reserve and it's floating visitor village. The former sand and gravel quarry near Preston has been transformed into a natural haven of…

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Speaker Meeting – Dr. Steve Barrett

The Star of Bethlehem - Dr Steve Barrett. Senior Research Fellow Dr Steve Barrett will talk to us about the astronomical candidates for the 'Star of Bethlehem’.   For more information about Dr Steve Barrett, please see his website. If you are not a member, but would like to attend…

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