Print this Post

Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter February 2018


What we have been doing

We had our annual 50/50 auction at our meeting in January when Eric was our auctioneer, helped by some willing volunteers who showed the offers and collected the money.  We had some really good bargains many of which were sold for £1.  This money is for the Club  to help pay for our speakers.

I will report on the Anniversary Dinner held at Coseners House in next months’ report.


Future dates

Our next meeting Tuesday 13th February 2018 when our speaker will be Andrew Humphries who will tell us about “Restoration”

Doors are open at 1.30pm and the meeting starts at 2pm in the Village Hall

Our programme for this year will be as follows:

March:                        A.G.M. and “Tax and Toy Boys”

April:               “101 things you did not know about garden birds” by Chris Ward

May:                “Smelly Fish Man” by Kevin Little

June:                “Summer Meeting (Party)

July:                 “My life as a journalist” by John Chipperfield

August:                        “Up in the clouds” by Alan Brewer

September:     “Painting by foot and mouth” by Keith Jansz

October:          “The music of Eric Coates” by Chris Caddy

November:      “Cheese and Wine” by Waitrose

December:      “Christmas Party”



April:               Oakham Treasures

May:                Cadbury World

June:                Newbury Races

July:                 Weston Super Mare

August:                        Tour of the Houses of Parliament

September:     Trip on horse drawn boat on Kennet and Avon Canal

October:          Something local (to be arranged)

November:      Film afternoon with refreshments in Village Hall

We look forward to the outings arranged by Diane for  2018 and hope you will support them.  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.  The balance of £350 (plus  £30 single supplement) to be paid in March.

  • 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.


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

Permanent link to this article: http://www.radleyvillage.org.uk/radley-retirement-group-newsletter-february-2018/