GENERAL INFORMATION FOR OUTINGS
Booking an outing
1 Make cheques payable to Worcester-Malvern NT Centre.
2 ONE CHEQUE, AND ONE STAMPED ADDRESSED ENVELOPE (SAE), FOR EACH OUTING OR FUNCTION, PLEASE.
3 £3 administration charge will be deducted from any refunds made after cancellations. No refund will be made if cancelling within seven days of an outing (for example, if the outing is due to take place on a Wednesday, notification of the cancellation must be received by the organiser on or before the preceding Wednesday in order to qualify for a refund). NB: If expenditure has already been committed by the organiser and cannot be reclaimed (for example, where non-refundable theatre tickets have been booked), this cost will also be deducted in addition to the administration charge.
4 Disabled members and those with mobility difficulties are welcome but must be accompanied by a helper who can look after them. Health and Safety regulations and insurance requirements do not allow coach drivers or other members to assist passengers.
5 No large items of luggage may be brought onto the coach and must be stored in the luggage compartment. Items required for the journey must be placed in one reasonable sized bag and placed on the floor by the owner’s feet and not placed in the overhead rack, gangway or steps. Items placed in the overhead rack must be secure.
5 Any estimated arrival times given for return journeys are approximate and dependent on traffic conditions and any other unscheduled delays.
Booking forms, SAE and Cheques
Please ensure that the above items are sent to the correct organiser whose name appears at the end of each description. If their address and telephone number do not follow their name, they are committee members. Addresses and telephone numbers of these members appear at the front of the newsletter.
Personal Accident Insurance
Members aged 80 and over who attend any Worcester-Malvern NT Centre events are reminded that they are NOT covered by our Group Personal Accident Insurance.
This does not apply to our holiday insurance when separate cover is taken out.
Coach Journeys will always provide a comfort stop where possible
ICE (IN CASE OF EMERGENCY)
THIS IS A NATIONAL SCHEME. MANY PEOPLE NOW PUT A CONTACT UNDER THIS HEADING ON THEIR MOBILE PHONES.
Please provide the organiser of each excursion with the name and telephone number of someone who we could contact in the event of an ‘Emergency’.
COACH BOARDING MEETING POINTS
Coaches will depart punctually from the meeting points. Event timetables do not allow for coaches to wait for anyone who may be late.
OUTINGS PROGRAMME 2018
SHUGBOROUGH HOUSE AND ESTATE, MILFORD, STAFFS
(Remember NT Cards)
Wednesday, 20th June 2018
Shugborough was the home of the Anson family from 1624. A legacy of exploration and innovation, it was once described as 'a perfect paradise'. We can explore sweeping parkland, ancient woodland and a landscape peppered with monuments, then discover Park Farm created at the cutting-edge of agricultural reforms. In the Georgian mansion we can enter a world of glamour and royalty in the apartments of Patrick Lichfield, 5th Earl and fashion photographer.
There will be an opportunity for everyone to enjoy a timed visit to the apartments. There are two eating places on site for lunch/tea. The Trust also provides a shuttle service from the coach park to the Mansion.
Cost £15 includes visit to the apartments, coach and tip
Approx 15.30 routing Worcester, Malvern, Upton
Cheque, SAE and booking form to: Mrs Karen Collins, 10 College Grove, Malvern, WR14 3HP Phone 01684 893907
CITY OF CARDIFF Fully booked
Wednesday 18th July
A “free as you go” day in the Welsh Capital!
We will be set down at the National Museum of Wales at about 10.30a.m.
There will be a choice of the Museum, Cardiff Castle or the large shopping area, both of the latter are within easy walking distance.
Entry to the excellent Museum and Art Gallery is free, although there will be a charge (approx. £6) for the optional Japan exhibition there in July. There is also a cafe and restaurant.
The Castle, dating back to Roman times still has its Norman Keep and later 19th Century living accommodation with magnificent gothic interiors commissioned by the affluent Lord Bute, who built Cardiff Docks. Refreshments are available. A charge for admission and guided tour will be approx. £12.
The coach will leave the Museum at 1.30p.m. to take members the short distance to Cardiff Bay.
Here the attractions include the Welsh Millennium Centre, the Welsh Assembly Building, the Pierhead Building, the Norwegian church frequented by Roald Dahl and a range of waterfront cafes and restaurants.
The coach will depart from the Millennium Centre at the Bay at 4.00 p.m. to return home.
Cost: £16 includes coach and tip. Tours and Exhibitions are to be paid as required on the day
Departs 4pm routing Upton, Malvern and Worcester
Cheque, SAE and booking form to:
Mrs B McLaughlan, 1 Bluebell Close, Malvern WR14 3QR
MELBOURNE HALL & GARDENS, DERBYSHIRE
Wednesday 8th August
Melbourne Hall was once the seat of the Victorian Prime Minister William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne. It is now owned by Lord and Lady Ralph. The house is a Grade II* listed building; more than twenty features in the grounds are Grade I listed
Melbourne, a manor that had belonged to the bishops of Carlisle in the twelfth century, was partly rebuilt in 1629–31 for Sir John Coke by a Derbyshire mason, Richard Shepherd. In 1692 it was inherited by Thomas Coke (1675–1727), a gentleman architect in the golden age of English amateur architecture, who laid out the formal gardens that survive, with some professional assistance from Henry Wise: there are avenues, a parterre, a yew walk that has become a yew tunnel, basins and fountains, and lead and stone sculpture, much of it supplied by John Nost, most notably the lead "Vase of the Seasons" (1705), that is one of the finest examples of Baroque sculpture in lead in an English garden.
There are tea rooms and a visitor centre on site.
Cost £23 (HHA £17) to include coach, entry and tip
Meeting Points – Pershore 10.30 – Malvern 11.00 – Worcester 11.30 Return 4.30pm routing Worcester, Malvern, Pershore
There will be one stop on the outward journey Cheque, SAE and booking form to: Clive Hooper
BLENHEIM PALACE, WOODSTOCK
Wednesday 19 September
It is said to be Britain’s greatest palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site boasting a long and diverse history. Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and his family and the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill. Built as a gift to John Churchill by Queen Anne in 1704 for his success in the battle of Blenheim, the Baroque architecture Palace contains one of the most important collections in Europe which includes portraits, furniture, sculptures and tapestries. Not to be missed are the magnificent library, with more than 10,000 books, and gilded state rooms wherein priceless collections set against striking stonework can be found.
The Palace is surrounded by interesting parkland, landscaped by Capability Brown, with many historical monuments. Also, stunning formal gardens including the water terraces, rose garden, secret garden, Churchill Memorial Garden, and The Duke’s Italian Garden. A miniature train ride from the Palace will take you to the pleasure gardens with butterfly house, Lavender Garden, Marlborough hedge maze, and the Blenheim Bygones Exhibition.
The visit is on a free flow basis with guides in all of the rooms.
Cost: £28 includes entry, coach and tip
Meeting Points – Upton 08.30 – Malvern 08.45 – Worcester 09.10 Return 3.30p.m. Routing Worcester Malvern Upton
Cheque, SAE and Booking Form to:
Mrs Hazel Cartledge, 17 Albert Park Mews, Malvern, WR14 1HN
THE MASTER’S HOUSE. ST KATHERINES, BYE ST, LEDBURY, HR8 1BA
Wednesday September 26th at 2pm (please be prompt) NUMBERS LIMITED TO 30
The Master’s House has been at the heart of Ledbury for over 500 years. It began as the home for the Master of St Katherines but successive occupants made many changes.
It has been comprehensively restored between 2011 and 2015 and was shortlisted for a National Award for building restoration projects.
Later we will go to Bosbury Village Hall in the High Street (HR8 1PU) where Bosbury WI will provide afternoon refreshments.
Own transport arrangements to be made. Parking nearby Cost £10; Cheques and Booking Form by June 15th to
Mrs Pam Pardoe, 47a St Andrew’s Road, Malvern, WR14 3PT
THREE HOUR RIVER SEVERN CRUISE WITH AFTERNOON TEA
Thursday Sept 27th
Join us on the MV Conway Castle for a delightful three hour afternoon cruise on the River Severn with afternoon tea. Starting out from Upton on Severn we will embark opposite the Boathouse at Waterside, which is approximately 250 metres (5 minute walk) from the main Upton car park on the Hanley road.
The Severn is Britain’s longest river, and our private trip will allow us to enjoy wonderful scenery with our fellow members and friends in a relaxed atmosphere. The Conway Castle has been recently re-furbished and offers both covered and open seating so our trip can be enjoyed regardless of weather conditions.
Cost of £17.50 pp includes river cruise and afternoon tea.
You are very welcome to bring a non-member friend/s at a cost of £20 pp.
£2.50 will be refunded if your friend/s join the Worcester Malvern Centre on the day.
Meeting point – Opposite the Boathouse, Waterside, Upton on Severn Meeting time – 2.00 pm - Embarkation 2.15pm for strict 2.30pm departure Own transport arrangements to be made. Parking nearby
Cheque, SAE and booking form to: David Ebsworth WMNT, 13 Crystal Mount, 59 Albert Road North, Malvern, WR14 3AA
SOLDIERS OF OXFORDSHIRE MUSEUM - WOODSTOCK
Thursday October 11th
The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum was opened in 2014 by the Princess Royal. The museum is a modern and very light building, and offers something of interest to everyone.
The rich histories of two County Regiments, the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry and the Queens Own Oxfordshire Hussars form the heart of the museum, which aims to tell the stories of these soldiers, their families, the County towns in which they lived or were born and the close links with the population of the County of Oxfordshire.
The current exhibition includes a Medieval Mosaic which recreates the Bayeux Tapestry, made of over three million pieces of spring steel and at 64 meters holds the Guinness World Record for the longest steel mosaic. It took the artist, Michael Linton, 33 years to make.
Arriving in Woodstock circa mid-day, we will have free time for lunch before meeting at the museum at 1.30pm for a 45 minute guided tour followed by free time to wander around the exhibits and afternoon tea with home-made cakes.
Cost £23 which includes entrance fee, guided tour, afternoon tea, coach & tip
Meeting Points – Malvern 09.45 – Worcester 10.05 Return – Depart 4pm - routing Worcester and Malvern
Cheque, SAE and booking form to: Mrs H. Cartledge, 17 Albert Park Mews, Malvern WR14 1HN