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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter April 2018


What we have been doing

We held our AGM in March when we had a report from the Chairman, Secretary, Outings Secretary, and Treasurer.  We also heard about the Theatre visits and Holidays from the last year. 

After the general meeting we had a very interesting talk about “Tax, Wills and Toyboys”. We now know why it is important to have an up to date Will especially if you have been divorced, or re-married.  Without this any inheritance you intended for your children or others of your choice, may not go to them, as your original Will may be invalid.  We were also informed about Enduring Powers of Attorney and why it is important to have one in place before you need it.


Future dates

Our next meeting Tuesday 10th April when our speaker is Chris Ward and the talk in entitled “101 things you did not know about garden birds”.


 April: Oakham Treasures Nr Bristol: Oakham Treasures is one of the largest privately owned museums of retail and farming history in UK.  It has been open since 2008 and has become an award winning major attraction and guarantees to give you an amazing and uplifting trip down memory lane.  Whether you are 8 or 80 you’ll be fascinated by this vast and unique collection of memorabilia from the last century.  There is something for everybody from the thousands of items in the historic stores to the impressive display of vintage tractors and farm equipment.

Cost £24.50 for members and £26.50 for non-members.

May: Cadburys World. We will have a tour starting at 2pm but there will be time to visit the other exhibitions and of course the shop!!!!

Cost is £24.50 for members and £26.50 for non-members.

If anyone is interested in going on any of the trips, please contact Diane Shaw on 07926192127 or Carol Milward on 01235 526326. 



  • Barmouth: May 2018

This is a holiday in North Wales with two special days included.  One day we shall be going on the Welsh Highland Railway and another day visiting Portmerion, both included in the price of the holiday. We are staying at the Arbour Hotel situated on the flat seafront.  All rooms have en-suite facilities.  The Hotel has a bar and lift.  There will be a free day to do your own thing, perhaps stroll across the estuary on the long wooden bridge or catch another train.

As we now have 40 people Barnes have reduced the cost by £30 to £390. 

  • Harrogate and York: November 2018

This is a festive break.

The Hotel is The Cairn Hotel Harrogate.  It has all the usual facilities with a lift to all floors.  Live entertainment each evening.  We will be having one day in York and one day a circular tour of the Yorkshire Dales.  There will be a free day to enjoy Harrogate.

On the journey there, we will be stopping in Chesterfield and on the return at Litchfield.

The cost of the holiday is £300 (cheaper than the last November one, except for singles (£80).  Deposits of £40 to be paid in April.

  • Isle of Man: May 2019

We cross the ferry to the Isle of Man from Heysham where we are staying at The Chesterfield Hotel in Douglas, located on the sea front, and it provides all the usual facilities.  It has a lounge, bar, restaurant and a lift.

We will have three days exploring the island including a journey on the Snaefell Mountain Railway where there should  be magnificent views of “six countries” weather permitting !!!!  You will have a free day to rest or try out one of the other railways and go on a horse tram.

The cost of the holiday is £550 including the ferry crossings and the railway but could be reduced as the Barmouth one was if we get enough people.

Deposits of £40 to be paid in November.


All holidays are open to family and friends so if you are interested in our holidays please contact Dot Hewlett  on Ab 531082

Jenny Jones

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