- Following government guidelines and restrictions during the ongoing pandemic, the early visits in 2021 have been arranged as ‘Self Drive’ to local destinations.
- Coach travel will be provided when this is feasible. Arrangements indicated below are provisional.
In all cases:
- members must provide an emergency contact number for each traveller at the time of booking
- if you discover after having made a booking that you are unable to attend the outing please notify Jacqui Camfield
- *We regret no refunds unless authorized by the Committee*
Thursday 15th July 2021 - By Coach
SeaCity Museum and the Tudor House, Southampton
This is a gem of a visit – and seems so little known.. hence a bit of background information:
Both properties are owned and managed by Southampton City Council.
SeaCity The Titanic was moored at Southampton after it had left Belfast and many of the staff on board were from Southampton. Visitors will share in a guided tour through an exhibition about The Titanic and learn of the effect on local inhabitants when the ship was lost. At the end of the exhibition there is an experience where visitors sit in the Court Room and hear sound recordings of the legal investigations following the loss of the ship.
Tudor House The history of Southampton is well worth investigating as of course it has long been a significant port – especially for goods from the continent eg French Wine, Port etc. As a result there are many vaults where such goods were stored – still owned by the City Council. Clearly there were many Merchants houses associated with such wealth and Tudor House and garden is a complete and very fine example of such a property.
Wednesday 4th August 2021 - Self Drive
The new Hilltop Centre at RHS Wisley Gardens
The UK’s first dedicated horticultural scientific centre of excellence opens on 24 June 2021 – protecting the future of plants, people and the planet. We have been very fortunate to be granted a private tour of this amazing new multi-million pound facility.
Thursday 9th September 2021 - By Coach
Buckingham Palace Gardens
We are expecting high demand for this outing so availability is currently restricted to members only.
Tickets will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and payment by cheque is requested in this instance.
Please contact Gwen Wright before booking.
Tuesday 14th December 2021 - Self Drive
Afternoon tea followed by a walk around the fabulous Christmas lighting displays.
Further details to follow.
Special Interest Holidays
Friday 25th - Wednesday 30th June 2021
Please note that in each case new bookings must be made directly with the tour operator Simply Groups using the appropriate booking form accessible below
Wednesday 22nd - Tuesday 28th September 2021
The Italian Lakes & Milan
This holiday has been rescheduled from 2020 and it may be possible for further people to join the existing group.
If interested please contact Gwen Wright before making a booking.
Monday 4th - Thursday 7th April 2022
University City of Cambridge
Reports of Previous Visits and Tours
Click here to read reports of earlier visits and tours