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Radley Retirement Group – Newsletter October 2016


What we have been doing

As I was unable to go to the meeting I cannot tell you much about our speaker for September except that it was a very good talk about the Wilts and Bucks Canal.   

Unfortunately another trip organised by Diane had to be cancelled again because  of lack of support.  However she has arranged for a local trip to the Sheldonian Theatre and St Marys church in Oxford  instead of our scheduled Mystery trip for October, so that members and guests can get to Oxford easily.  This will be on 18th October.

Future dates…….

If anyone is interested in going on any of our  trips  please contact Diane Shaw on 01235 527158 to see if there are any spaces, as often we are not able to fill the coach.  These are open to anyone.

  • Don’t forget that Radley retirement Group is taking over the organising of the Christmas Bazaar this year This will be held on November 19th from 1pm to 4pm. in the village hall. It will take the normal format and the forms for tables should have gone out by now  but if you haven’t received one and would like to book a table please contact  Judith on  01235 531001 or  E-mail her at jbland1942@btinternet.com.  Please keep this date free and support the Bazaar.

Theatre trip

  • Sand in Sandwiches in October at The Playhouse.

Edward Fox stars in this brand new stage play, bringing John Betjeman’s poetry and his vivacious personality to life.  This show presents a hugely entertaining insight into the world of this much loved irreverent writer.

If you are interested in going on a theatre trip please see Andrea Saunders. Payment must be made at the time of booking.  Again these are open to anyone.



  • Skegness November/December 2016

As a group we have never been to Lincolnshire so we thought we should pay it a visit!!!  It is of course a Festive Break.

The hotel is The Quorn and it is situated on the sea front.  All the rooms have en-suite facilities with T.V. and tea and coffee maker. It is family run and has a good reputation.  We will be the only group there and the manageress says we will be treated as a House Party!!

We will have one day in Lincoln and one day visiting Newark and Spalding.  We also have a day touring the Wolds via Horncastle and Louth.  On the way home we call at Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pies and Stilton cheese, which we did visit many years ago.

The cost of this holiday is £300.


  • Exmouth and Devon towns in May 2017

This is a tour of Devon Coastal towns based in Exmouth at the Manor Hotel, situated close to the beach, with views across Exmouth Bay.  All the rooms have en-suite facilities.  The hotel has a bar and a lift to all floors.

On the journey to Devon we call at the Donkey Sanctuary near Exmouth.  Other days we visit Sidmouth, Dawlish and Teignmouth and have a circular tour crossing the river Dart and spending time in Torquay.  There will be a free day to do your own thing and use your bus pass if you wish.

The cost of the holiday is £395 with the deposit of £40 to be paid in January.

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


  • Judith is organising a holiday abroad next March, to Spain.


Our next meeting 

Our next meeting is on Tuesday  11th October when our speaker will be Andrew Moss and his talk is entitled “The Radcliffe Infirmary”

Doors are open at 1.30pm and the meeting starts at 2pm.


Membership:  Just a reminder that membership is open to anyone  over 50 who is retired from full-time  work. You will be made very welcome, so why not give us a visit.   The annual subscription is £5.

Jenny Jones

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