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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter February 2020


What we have been doing

Our annual auction was this year compared by Chris Gasson as Eric Blanks had retired from this position.  This again proved an entertaining afternoon with many bargains to be had.  Chris made it a very entertaining time with quips about some of the items.  We had quite a few biscuits and chocolates going “for a song”, along with other unwanted Christmas gifts.  A big thank you to all  who brought things to auction and those who bought them as this is a fund raising afternoon for the Club, but we hope entertaining too.

Just a reminder that the subs are now due for this year.  The cost is the same as last year, £8 for a single member and £14 for a couple.

The Anniversary Lunch held at Coseners House was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended.

On Saturday February15th we are having our “Party with Entertainment” provided by the kind donation of the Clerk of the Green Cloth last year.  This is for members only and by ticket.

Don’t forget the “Meet and Mingle” sessions at the Bowyer Arms each Monday from 12pm where you can have a chat with others.

Future dates

Our next meeting is Tuesday 11th February when John Huddleston will tell us about his Investiture at Buckingham Palace.

  • February 15th (Saturday): Party – donated by the Clerk of the Green Cloth

This is for members only and you require a ticket.

February 18th:  Film in the Village Hall.

£1 for members and £2 for one guest.

March 17th:  Film show in the Village Hall.

£1 for members and £2 for for one guest.

Outings    Our next outing will be in April and the dates for the following trips  will be given next month.

If you are interested in going on any of the trips, please contact Graham Collett on 01235 555187 or Diane Shaw on 07926192127.   Our trips are open to all but members have priority.


Our Programme for the coming year

11th February:    Investiture Buckingham Palace                                       John Huddleston

10th March:         A.G.M. and The Invigilator who burnt his trousers.     Ann Borrowdale

14th April:             Crocodiles of the World.                                             Colin Stephenson

12th May:              WVS-World War 11                                                                Karen and Bret Miles

9th June:                Summer meeting

14th July:               Great Ormond  Street Hospital.                                 Judy Anderson

11th August:         Inside the World of Film/TV extras.                            Peter Hague

8th September:    From Routine to Abnormal in the blink of a Eye.        Cyril Mannion

13th October:      70-80 Musical afternoon.                                             Chris Gasson

10th November:  The Orient Express.                                                                   Christine Wootton

8th December:     Christmas Party.



Newquay:  May 2020

Staying at The Eliot Hotel in Newquay, for 4 nights’ bed and breakfast and evening meal with entertainment each evening.  There will be two full day excursions one to Mevagissey and Heligan and the other to the Eden Project.

Cost will be £300 pp with a single supplement of £30.

This is now full.

Eastbourne:   November 2020

This is a Tinsel and Turkey break.  Staying at the Queens Hotel in Eastbourne for 4 night’s bed and breakfast and evening  meal with entertainment each evening.  There will be a full day shopping excursion and a half day excursion.

Cost will be £245 with no single supplement.

Deposit of £50 in June 2020.


All holidays are open to family and friends so if you are interested in our holidays please contact Chris Gasson on 01235 526377


Malta:  March 2020

Seashells resort at Suncrest Hotel.  Travelling with Air Malta from Gatwick.

The cost of this holiday is £749pp all inclusive.


If you are interested in this  holiday to Malta next year please contact Judith on Ab 531001

Jenny Jones

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