Below you will find details of the planned visits and events for the coming year.
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Thursday 14th October Winkworth Arboretum
Michael Butcher and Graham Bowyer
Attendees should have already received an instruction sheet and a lunch menu.
Winkworth, is the National Trust's only arboretum. This beautiful collection of trees and plants across 130 acres is the result of one man's vision and passion - Dr Wilfrid Fox, who bought the wooded valley, hillside and its lakes in 1937 to use as a canvas for planting trees to “paint a picture”.
This will be a morning visit with a guided tour of approximately 1.5 hours. Please bear in mind that the tour will use paths that are not really suitable for those with accessibility needs. After the visit, lunch will be at a local establishment (1.5 miles away) which is a highly recommended ‘gastro pub’, The White Horse at Hascombe.
Payment for this visit is £10.30 a head for non members of the National Trust and/ or £5 for the conducted tour.
Thursday 25th November Winchester College, Cathedral and Christmas Market
The plan is to meet at the Holy Trinity Church and travel to Winchester by coach in time for a conducted tour of the prestigious public school Winchester College starting at 10.30.
Time will then be available for a visit to the Christmas Market with the option of lunch in the market itself or in the Cathedral refectory.
The conducted tour of the Cathedral will then start at 2.00pm followed by the return trip to Fleet.
Dependant on the number going the cost should be in the range £35 to £37.
A deposit of £10 per person will be collected at our October lunch.
Wednesday 22nd December
Mill at Sonning
This 2011 musical based on the 1935 film of the same name, tells the story of Broadway sensation Jerry Travers who dances his way across Europe to win the heart of society girl Dale Tremont.
The total cost is around £73 per person with the deposit of £35 per person taken at our last lunch on 9th August 2021, the balance of £38 per person is now payable at our 11th October 2021 lunch.
Parking is arranged at the Holy Trinity Church, Bowenhurst Road, and the coach will depart from there at 10.45am on 22nd December 2021, allowing us to have time for refreshments, etc. before lunch. The coach will depart from the Mill at about 4.30pm, arriving back in Fleet at about 6.00pm, depending on traffic.
This popular event is already fully booked but a reserve list is available.