EVENTS & TRIPS during 2019

Monday 16th September--Coach Trip to Nuffield Place & Greys Court NT properties.

The coach will leave Xcel Centre at 9am; our first stop will be at Nuffield Place, former home of Lord Nuffield the founder of the Morris Motor Company. Upon arrival we will be split into two groups, the first having coffee whilst the second visits the house and then vice versa. We leave Nuffield House at 12.45pm.

Arriving at Greys Court, a picturesque 16th century house, at 1pm one group will have a light lunch whilst the second group tours the house and then vice versa. We plan to leave at 4pm.

The cost (including coffee and lunch) will be £37.00 for National Trust members and £55.15 for non-members.

Please contact Gillian Dalziel for full details and lunch options; she needs to know by 1st September latest if you wish to come. Her new email address is

Tuesday 30th April--Coach Trip to Greenwich and Cutty Sark.

Members and guests had a thoroughly enjoyable rain-free day.

Upon arrival at Cutty Sark we were greeted with tea/coffee and croissants in the cafe beneath the ship.
We were expecting just a 30 minute taster tour, but because visitor numbers were down we ended up with a one and a half hour full tour with an excellent and enthusiastic guide!

Thereafter we were free to find a place to lunch and explore Greenwich until returning to the coach at 4pm for a cruise round the M25 to the Wisley exit.

Thank you, Gillian, for arranging such a great trip.

Thursday 11th April--50th Anniversary lunch at Petriti's Restaurant, East Molesey.

Some three dozen members and guests assembled at Petriti's Restaurant for a very enjoyable meal; the menu may look a little unusual but the food was excellent.

Because we booked a day when the restaurant is normally not open at lunchtime it all seemed to be a bit more special for us.

Thank you, Lesley, for suggesting Petriti's and making all the neccessary arrangements with the restaurant .

EVENTS & TRIPS during 2018

Tuesday 24th July--Coach Trip to Beaulieu.

Members and guests had a thoroughly enjoyable day despite the heatwave.

Upon arrival we were greeted with tea/coffee and biscuits laid out for us in the restaurant; suitably refreshed, we made our way to Palace House for our conducted tour. The house has had an amazing history - this was brought vividly to life for us by the most capable and entertaining guide I have ever met.

Next on our agenda was a visit to the Abbey ruins to see part of a birds-of-prey demonstration before returning to the restaurant for lunch. I spent the remaining available time in the Motor Museum!

Thank you, Gillian, for arranging a great trip.

Peter Hagon, Webmaster.