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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter June 2017


What we have been doing

Our “Bring and Share “  tea was another enjoyable afternoon with a good variety of food brought by the members.  We were entertained by Mike Green with some hilarious conjuring tricks.

The outing to the Imperial War  Museum in London was very interesting and thought provoking.  There was so much to see  and the items were  well presented.   We also had  a coach driver who gave us a guided tour around London pointing out many interesting buildings.

The performance of Pygmalion at The Playhouse  was enjoyed by most although it was said that it “wasn’t My Fair Lady”


Future dates.
The Retirement Group will be holding a Car Boot Sale on the playing field on 15th July.  I f you would like to reserve a space please contact Judith Bland on 01235 531001 or jbland1942@btinternet.comNO TRADERS OR CATERERS but please put this date in your diaries.



  • June: Newbury Races

Cost  is £27 for members and £29 for non-members.

  • July: Southsea (advance notice)

If anyone is interested in going on any of our  outings  please contact Diane Shaw on 07926192127  or Carole Milward on 01235 526326 to see if there are any spaces. These are open to anyone but members have first choice.

Theatre Trip

  • June: Waiting for God

Re-imagined for 2017 all your favourite characters are back to face the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the “silver surfer”.  At Baytree Retirement Home, battleaxe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident, Tom Ballard,  to give the manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with unexpectedly heart-warming results.  Stars Nicola McAuliffe and Jeffrey Holland.

If you are interested in going  on a theatre trip please see Andrea Saunders,  Ab. 535448, payment must be paid at the time of booking.


Our next meeting Tuesday 13th June 

This is entitled “First Man to Fly-Air Balloons, James Sadler”.  He was the first English aeronaut,  having made his ascent on October 4th 1784 from Christ Church Meadow, Oxford.  The balloon rose about 3,600ft and  landed near Woodeaton around 6 miles away.

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



  • Bournemouth November 2017

This is advertised as Holly and Mistletoe.

The hotel is the Queens Hotel and Spa.  In addition to the usual facilities the hotel also has a pool, sauna, steam room and gym!

We will also be visiting Christchurch, the New Forest and the Isle of Purbeck crossing Poole Harbour on the Chain Ferry.  There will be a free day to enjoy Bournemouth.

The cost of the holiday is £320.

  • 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.

The cost of the holiday is £420 (single supplement £30 (£5 a night) deposit of £40 to be paid in November.

Cheques for the holidays  should be made out “Radley Retirement Group Holiday Fund” as the Bank will not always accept cheques made out “RRG”

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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