Members Holiday – South Devon

Redcliffe Hotel, Paignton Marine Drive, Paignton

Please note this is a 'members only' holiday. To become a member, please use the Contact Form. We have planned a holiday for our members for September 2021, if the current Covid restrictions allow. The travel company use luxury coaches, we have limited the numbers at present. South Devon, Redcliffe…

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Japan, Bowing to Tradition by Jim Holmes

Zoom
Online Event

Jim has kindly agreed to speak to SoFA on the subject of 'Japan, Bowing to Tradition'. From the northern ‘snow country’ to the southern tropical beaches, Japan is a diverse and complicated country. See how Japan has integrated very traditional aspects of its culture into modern society. Micro cars to…

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Welcome Back Coffee Morning

Calling all SoFA Members - come and join us at our welcome back coffee morning and have some 'special' biscuits to celebrate our first event in 2021.  On this occasion we are having to restrict this event to members only.  If you are a SoFA members you should have received…

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Members Holiday – Maidstone

Tudor Park Marriott Ashford Rd, Bearsted, Maidstone

Sessions House image by bobofthedead84 from Pixabay Please note this is a 'members only' holiday. To become a member, please use the Contact Form. We have planned a holiday for our members for September 2021, if the current Covid restrictions allow. The travel company use luxury coaches, we have limited…

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Speaker Meeting – Pete Turner

Professional Magician - Pete Turner Since lockdown has eased, we have re-started our Face to Face Speaker meetings, this is our second evening. We are pleased to announce the return of this fascinating speaker who will deliver Lecture Two - 'Sleight of Mind'. This presentation is all about tricking the…

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Speaker Meeting – David Roberts

Head Gardener at Rufford Old Hall – David Roberts A talk by David Roberts about his 20+ years gardening experiences at Rufford Old Hall. Please note, as the nights are drawing in, this is our first afternoon talk. Rufford Old Hall is one of the local National Trust properties which…

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Cancelled – Coffee Morning

Cancelled - Coffee Morning  We were due to hold a Coffee morning for you to come and join us for our first event of 2022 at a coffee morning.  Here you would have had a chance to catch up with friends from SoFA. Share your news especially if you were…

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Zoom Talk – Job of a Laughtime

Zoom meeting Tuesday 8th February at 2:30pm JOB OF A LAUGHTIME BRAD ASHTON   Brad Ashton – Job of a Laughtime Keynote speaker Brad Ashton will keep SoFA entertained at our Zoom meeting, with amazing numerous and humorous back stage stories. He had the pleasure (and sometimes displeasure) of writing…

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Speaker Meeting – Wayfarers Barbershop Chorus

The Barbershop Wayfarers chorus are an all male group formed in 1989, who sing a variety of Barbershop and close harmony acapella songs. The Chorus was formed 30+ years ago and are still going strong They regularly perform in Southport and throughout Sefton, Merseyside, Lancashire and other areas of the…

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50th Birthday Meal

Bliss, Southport

Our original intention was to celebrate our 50th anniversary by hiring coaches and having a meal in a country house hotel in Lancashire

£30

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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£42

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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£25