Highly recommended day out. Interesting facts and places to see with the Capital Curios guide who was a mine of information. The Freemason’s Lodge was an amazing place – lots of art deco.
An interesting meeting. Well worth travelling to Dorking to hear Michael Portillo speak – no notes and very funny. A real treat. We’ll gloss over the fact that the three of us were talking so much we got on the wrong train and were late!
The weather was sunny but cold and the coach on time – an excellent start to what proved to be a great day. Bath is a lovely city and the area around the Abbey looked very festive with the wooden Christmas stalls especially as the daylight faded. Thirty three of us went and we had a really enjoyable time. Thank you Amanda for organising the trip.
Fourteen of us went to the Burlesque Evening at Camberley Theatre, most not knowing what to expect. It was risqué but great fun – not the usual WI sort of thing and a long way from Jam and Jerusalem!
Buying a poppy in November will not be the same having been to the Poppy Factory and seen the people at work. It was fascinating to see the wreaths being made, from simple to royal and we watched one man making piles of WI wreaths. One lady was making the royal poppies from red silk with black broom centres. Ian, a retired sub-mariner, told us about the history and the work of the charity. He was a mine of information and a very amusing raconteur. It was a really interesting afternoon
The car park improvements at Farnborough made travelling a little more difficult but it was only a blip. The 12 of us had a great time and really enjoyed the show – lots of colour and spectacular costumes. Watch this space for the next theatre visit!
Despite a rainy start and a late coach, thirty of us had a very enjoyable day. There was lots of time to shop, relax over a delicious lunch, wander round the market and sample the mulled wine.